Archive for February, 2012

In 2008, Artisan SakeMaker’s Masa Shiroki began experimenting to make sparkling sake using the traditional Champagne method, Méthode Champenoise. In August 2011, Shiroki bottled his first 20 cases of Artisan SakeMaker’s in traditional 750ml French Champagne-style bottles. MIRAI 2010 Sparkling Sake will be released at the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival on March 1, 2012 […]
Masa Shiroki, the first person in Canada to craft rice into sake by hand, looks around his 1,000-square-foot shop on Vancouver’s Granville Island and glances up at the catwalk-sized loft. “I , the first person in Canada to craft rice into sake by hand, looks around his 1,000-square-foot shop on Vancouver’s Granville Island and glances […]
Rice defines Japan and what it means to be Japanese. Rice is my comfort food, my carbohydrate weakness. We all seem to have one – pasta, potatoes, bread – a basic staple that is often associated with our childhood and linked to our heritage. Rice takes me back to my obaachan’s (grandmother’s) cooking, to a […]
Artisan SakeMaker at Granville Island invites you to a fun and informative sake tasting event with a guest appearance of Japan’s respected sakemaker’s principal,Hiromitsu Toshimori, of Sake Hitosuji located in western region of Okayama, Japan. Date: Tuesday February 28, 2012 Time: 17:30 – 19:00 Place: JUNO VANCOUVER SUSHI BISTO 572 Davie Street (at Seymour St.) […]