Yoichi, Hokkaido

Otokoyama Brewing Co.

Otokoyama Tokubetsu Junmai Sake

Hokkaido prestige true sake hella smooth — 3 days ago

Nikka Whisky Distilling Company

Taketsuru 17 Year Pure Malt Whiskey

Not the 17 year (as far as the label indicates)? Pure Malt with white label. Great, a shade less so than the black-label Pure Malt. — 5 months ago

Rebecca Litt
with Rebecca

Weingut Knoll

Loibner Kreutles Grüner Veltliner 2005

Commis bev pairing, aged mineraly oily delicious grüner veltliner (St. Urban, patron saint of winegrowers, on label) paired with hokkaido scallop, sunchoke potage, crab xo sauce, french sorrel — a year ago

Domaine ICHI

Ezo-Awa Niagara 2020

Unlike anything I’ve ever tasted, this perfumey wonderfully bloomy and light pet nat stole my heart. — a month ago

10R Winery & Coco Farm

Coco Toaru Pinot Noir 2018

Was just a Pinot noir but enjoyed this at Le Terre in Singapore. Was a lovely Pinot noir and nicely complex without being complicated. Fruity and very smooth to imbibe. Easy to drink but not in the way that table wine is. — 5 months ago

Yoichi & Miyagikyo Distilleries

Nikka Whisky from the Barrel

Gift from John Peebles. So great. — 9 months ago

Château Milens

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Hmmmm...dried prunes, touch of currant and ripe red berries with a sublime undercurrent of grassy earth and forest-y shit. Ate some Hokkaido uni with it. Would eat a whole goddamn tray with a bottle....wait sounds like my weekend plan! — 2 years ago

Otokoyama Shuzo Co.

Junmai Ginjyo Extremely Dry Sake

This bottle over delivers on price - great value! Steamed rice and grapefruit aromas lead to a complex nose which is fun. It’s silky smooth texture, heavy on the mineral side, but pairs well with some great Asian spices and fried foods. — a month ago

Yamazaki Winery

Pinot Noir 2019

こちらは深緑ラベル。
上品なバニラ香、キャンディ、ベリー、ミネラル。凛とした青ラベルに比べると、明るい印象。
— 9 months ago

Yamazaki Winery

Hokkaido Soraichi Pinot Gris 2020

パイナップル的なふくよかなの果実味。
レモン、ハーブ、かりん、ライムストーン的なミネラル。
アルコール度数13%による暑さもメリハリか。
— 9 months ago