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A bi-weekly podcast exploring the stories of sake. Brought to you by experts on the front lines of the industry in Japan.

Latest Episodes

EP 16 – Shochu with Maya Aley and Sake with Jamie Graves

We’re back this week with a boozy double-interview featuring one shochu meister and one sake maven. In the first half of this week’s episode of Sake on Air, Christopher Pellegrini interviews Maya Aley, the first non-Japanese to receive the prestigious certification of Shochu Meister. Maya has been living and working in Kagoshima city since 2011. Starting as an English teacher before shifting to translation, interpretation, and local business development, she talks to us about the Kagoshima University Shochu Meister course, Kagoshima’s special place in the shochu world, and one of the city’s most famous shochu bars, Ishizue, where you can now find her regularly behind the bar. For the second-half, Justin joins Christopher Pellegrini to speak with special guest Jamie Graves, the Japanese beverage portfolio manager for Skurnik Wines and Spirits in New York. After teaching English in the JET program for a year in 2002, Jamie found himself on the archipelago for an additional four more years where he worked various restaurant jobs, explored sake, and improved his Japanese until he was able to successfully pass the highest level of the Japanese language proficiency test. Upon returning to New York he slipped into the restaurant scene and wound up at the East Village shojin cuisine restaurant, Kaijitsu, run by head-chef Masato Nishihara. After cycling through the Japanese dining circuit, Jamie has now found a home at Skurnik, where he is responsible not only for sake, but shochu and all categories of Japanese spirits. Follow Jamie on his Instagram: @jamiefgraves, and we highly encourage our listeners to check out his insightful series of “Unfiltered” articles about sake and shochu on skurnik.com. We hope you enjoy this week’s episode of Sake On Air. If you have any feedback, comments or questions, we would love to hear from you. As we’re currently restructuring a few things on the back-end (details coming soon!), our regular email, questions@sakeonair.com, is out of commission temporarily, but you can reach out to us at any time on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. Thanks again for tuning in. Until next time, Kampai! Sake On Air is broadcast from the Japan Sake & Shochu Information Center and made possible with the generous support of JSS (Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association) and is a joint production between Potts.K Productions and Export Japan.

69 MIN2 days ago
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EP 16 – Shochu with Maya Aley and Sake with Jamie Graves

EP 15 – Live with Andre Bishop and William Stuart

EP 15 – Live with Andre Bishop and William Stuart In March we did four shows, all recorded live at the Aoyama Sake Flea, and who should we bump into than the Sake Samurai, Andre Bishop, and William Stuart, the CEO of Colorado Sake Co.? We managed to grab a few minutes with them to sit and talk sake. The conversation wandered from America to Australia as we picked their brains on topics like sake legislation, drumming up interest outside of Japan, and the future of sake as a culture and industry. We have a lot more exciting content from the Aoyama Sake Flea coming very soon; so stay tuned for more Sake On Air. And if you're a sake aficionado like us and have the perfect topic for an episode -or just want to let us know how much you love the podcast- share your thoughts with us at questions@sakeonair.com. Your feedback does wonders to support the show, so if you love SOA and want to see it grow, consider tipping your glass to us online with a review. Sake On Air is regularly broadcasted from the Japan Sake & Shochu Information Center and made possible by the generous support of the Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association. It is a joint production between Potts.K Productions and Export Japan. Kampai!

43 MIN3 weeks ago
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EP 15 – Live with Andre Bishop and William Stuart

EP 14 – Discovering Shochu with Stephen Lyman

Sake is out this week and Shochu is in! Christopher Pellegrini takes the hotseat to interview his partner in crime, Stephen Lyman. Stephen Lyman is the founder of Kampai.us and the East Coast instructor for the Sake School of America Certified Shochu Advisor Course. Currently based in Fukuoka city on the island of Kyushu, Stephen now splits his time between Kyushu and New York. Every season for the past 6 years he has been helping Yamatozakura Distillery with their shochu production. He and Chirstopher have gone into business together to open Yokaban, a new shochu bar in Fukuoka, and Stephen is also finishing up with his first book, The Complete Guide to Japanese Drinks, which he co-authored together with Chris Bunting, author of Drinking Japan. 02:25 Stephen’s journey to Japan 04:40 Meeting shochu in NYC 07:00 Starting Kampi.us 08:30 Shochu Tasting Competition 10:53 Meeting Sekai Ishizuka and traveling to Japan together 13:30 Meeting Takkan Wakamatsu 15:02 Interning with Yamatozak...

62 MINAPR 12
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EP 14 – Discovering Shochu with Stephen Lyman

Latest Episodes

EP 16 – Shochu with Maya Aley and Sake with Jamie Graves

We’re back this week with a boozy double-interview featuring one shochu meister and one sake maven. In the first half of this week’s episode of Sake on Air, Christopher Pellegrini interviews Maya Aley, the first non-Japanese to receive the prestigious certification of Shochu Meister. Maya has been living and working in Kagoshima city since 2011. Starting as an English teacher before shifting to translation, interpretation, and local business development, she talks to us about the Kagoshima University Shochu Meister course, Kagoshima’s special place in the shochu world, and one of the city’s most famous shochu bars, Ishizue, where you can now find her regularly behind the bar. For the second-half, Justin joins Christopher Pellegrini to speak with special guest Jamie Graves, the Japanese beverage portfolio manager for Skurnik Wines and Spirits in New York. After teaching English in the JET program for a year in 2002, Jamie found himself on the archipelago for an additional four more years where he worked various restaurant jobs, explored sake, and improved his Japanese until he was able to successfully pass the highest level of the Japanese language proficiency test. Upon returning to New York he slipped into the restaurant scene and wound up at the East Village shojin cuisine restaurant, Kaijitsu, run by head-chef Masato Nishihara. After cycling through the Japanese dining circuit, Jamie has now found a home at Skurnik, where he is responsible not only for sake, but shochu and all categories of Japanese spirits. Follow Jamie on his Instagram: @jamiefgraves, and we highly encourage our listeners to check out his insightful series of “Unfiltered” articles about sake and shochu on skurnik.com. We hope you enjoy this week’s episode of Sake On Air. If you have any feedback, comments or questions, we would love to hear from you. As we’re currently restructuring a few things on the back-end (details coming soon!), our regular email, questions@sakeonair.com, is out of commission temporarily, but you can reach out to us at any time on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. Thanks again for tuning in. Until next time, Kampai! Sake On Air is broadcast from the Japan Sake & Shochu Information Center and made possible with the generous support of JSS (Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association) and is a joint production between Potts.K Productions and Export Japan.

69 MIN2 days ago
Comments
EP 16 – Shochu with Maya Aley and Sake with Jamie Graves

EP 15 – Live with Andre Bishop and William Stuart

EP 15 – Live with Andre Bishop and William Stuart In March we did four shows, all recorded live at the Aoyama Sake Flea, and who should we bump into than the Sake Samurai, Andre Bishop, and William Stuart, the CEO of Colorado Sake Co.? We managed to grab a few minutes with them to sit and talk sake. The conversation wandered from America to Australia as we picked their brains on topics like sake legislation, drumming up interest outside of Japan, and the future of sake as a culture and industry. We have a lot more exciting content from the Aoyama Sake Flea coming very soon; so stay tuned for more Sake On Air. And if you're a sake aficionado like us and have the perfect topic for an episode -or just want to let us know how much you love the podcast- share your thoughts with us at questions@sakeonair.com. Your feedback does wonders to support the show, so if you love SOA and want to see it grow, consider tipping your glass to us online with a review. Sake On Air is regularly broadcasted from the Japan Sake & Shochu Information Center and made possible by the generous support of the Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association. It is a joint production between Potts.K Productions and Export Japan. Kampai!

43 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
EP 15 – Live with Andre Bishop and William Stuart

EP 14 – Discovering Shochu with Stephen Lyman

Sake is out this week and Shochu is in! Christopher Pellegrini takes the hotseat to interview his partner in crime, Stephen Lyman. Stephen Lyman is the founder of Kampai.us and the East Coast instructor for the Sake School of America Certified Shochu Advisor Course. Currently based in Fukuoka city on the island of Kyushu, Stephen now splits his time between Kyushu and New York. Every season for the past 6 years he has been helping Yamatozakura Distillery with their shochu production. He and Chirstopher have gone into business together to open Yokaban, a new shochu bar in Fukuoka, and Stephen is also finishing up with his first book, The Complete Guide to Japanese Drinks, which he co-authored together with Chris Bunting, author of Drinking Japan. 02:25 Stephen’s journey to Japan 04:40 Meeting shochu in NYC 07:00 Starting Kampi.us 08:30 Shochu Tasting Competition 10:53 Meeting Sekai Ishizuka and traveling to Japan together 13:30 Meeting Takkan Wakamatsu 15:02 Interning with Yamatozak...

62 MINAPR 12
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EP 14 – Discovering Shochu with Stephen Lyman
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