A Story Behind the Launch of SAKEGEEK by Sake Lovers Inc.
All English media about sake breweries and sake
- commemorating World Sake Day on October 1st 2021
In 2018, two Japanese female sake sommeliers, Yuki Imanishi and
Kyoko Nagano, launched Sake Lovers Inc. (*1) to spread the love of
sake and to support the small craft sake breweries in Japan by
exporting their products.
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SAKEGEEK is an interactive website with
articles about sake and breweries as well as so many fun facts
about sake. There are also sake online shop not only for people
buying from Japan but also the U.S., Germany, Singapore and other
countries. (Graphic: Business Wire)
While sake has more than 2,000 years of history and is Japan’s
national drink, the sake brewing industry is in decline. In 1970,
Japan had over 3000 sake breweries nationwide, but now its number
has declined to 1300. The production volume of sake is now
one-third of the level back then. Under this pandemic, around 150
breweries went out of business.
This dire situation spurred Sake Lovers Inc. to strive to
support small craft sake breweries even more actively by launching
a sake media, SAKEGEEK.com (*2), to increase exposure for the
breweries by posting reviews of sake and sake brewery visits with
other sake enthusiasts and professionals around the world. They aim
to share non-biased sake reviews on SAKEGEEK, and are looking for
sake fanatics to join forces and write and share about their
favorite sake along with their experience of visiting sake
breweries in Japan.
There are interview series of the breweries on YouTube (*3), and
there are online sake tours for those who are interested. Join the
geeks at SAKEGEEK.com, and check out the reviews on SAKEGEEK.com to
enhance your sake knowledge! There is a beginners guide level 1 to
10, followed by mid-level and geek level information.
There is also general information about sake breweries and their
locations in the list so you can have an idea where to visit while
you are in Japan. If you have any problem contacting sake breweries
or are eager to participate in the Sake Lovers online or physical
tour, contact “firstname.lastname@example.org” or, if you want to contribute by
writing sake reviews on SAKEGEEK, please contact
“email@example.com” for further inquiry.
Sake Lovers Inc. (*1): https://sakelovers.co.jp
SAKEGEEK.com (*2): http://sakegeek.com
version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211017005002/en/
Sake Lovers Inc. Kyoko Nagano -For sake tours, sake export,
contact: firstname.lastname@example.org -For sake media SAKEGEEK, contact: