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Brewer of Japan's famed Dassai sake to open New York plant

Asahishuzo bringing quality bottles to Americans for price of table wine

Asahishuzo, known for the Dassai brand, started hosting sake tastings in New York in 2014.

YAMAGUCHI, Japan -- The brewer behind Japan's premium Dassai sake brand wants to sell high-quality but affordable bottles to the American masses, and it plans to open a large brewery in New York State to do it. 

Asahishuzo, the brewer, has been exporting sake to the U.S. -- the largest overseas market for Japanese rice wine -- for 13 years. Now it says it will be the first industry player in 20 years to establish a stateside production base.

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