This week's episode of Sake Unplugged is slightly different, as Cindy and Giulia are talking about a recent event that shook many sake lovers as the news arrived on the 11th of March that Yuki Shuzo in Ibaraki prefecture had burned down. They are joined by Simone Maynard, also known as the Sake Mistress and through the community, she built called "the Taste with the Tōji" to talk about the brewery and shine a little light on what has happened and how we, collectively can still help them. With the emphasis being on continuation, as with many events like this, they are only in the news and talked about for so long, however, there is no quick fix and our continuous support is needed, which is why this episode is so important. You can find some more information about what is happening via Simone's platforms, so make sure to follow her projects on Instagram or Facebook and if you are in a position to help in whatever way, please do so. For people living in Japan monetary donations can be made to the following bank account: 常陽銀行 結城支店 普通 1502819 真結酒造組合(シンケツシュゾウクミアイ)
Joyo Bank Yuki Branch Normal account: 1502819 Shinketsu Shuzou Kumiai
If you are outside of Japan it is a little bit more difficult and many people are still trying to find the best way to show their support. If you do have an idea please reach out to us via SNS. This is a weekly podcast so make sure to subscribe and tune in every Thursday and follow Sake Unplugged on Instagram and Facebook for updates and shenanigans, or if you are looking for additional information visit www.sakeunplugged.com
The next episode will be aired on the 9th of June and other guests will join the podcast, Yumika Yamamoto, a female kurabito and Koji aficionada sharing her story with us and you!
Until then, have a nice sake!