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Yoshida Brewing Company

Rice Variety Yamadanishiki Rice Polishing Ratio 45% Yeast House Yeast (Kanazawa Lineage) Alcohol Content 15.8% Acidity 1.3 Sake Me...ter Value +6.0 Sake Tedorigawa Kinka Gold Blossom (720ml) is Full, clean taste, with a nice balance of sweetness and... read more

Myasaka Brewing Company

Sake Masumi Okuden Kantsukuri Mirror of Truth is brewed from November through January, then aged in the tank until autumn to allow... its rich, soothing flavor to mature. Longtime sake drinkers find this sake comfortingly familiar, with unshakable... read more

Hoyo Uchigasaki Brewing Company

Serenely occupying the borderland between junmai and ginjo sakes, Hoyo's new label delivers the best of both worlds. An altogether... new style of sake: trim, relaxed, expressive. Rice Variety: Kura no Hana Alcohol Percentage: 15.5% Acidity: 1.5 Polishing... read more

Yoshida Brewing Company

Sake Tedorigawa Iki Na Onna Lady Luck (720ml) is made from rice with a 60% polishing ratio, it displays striking balance and elega...nce on the palate: nuanced flavors of honey, nutmeg, clove, and melon make this a simply exceptional libation. Enjoy... read more

Hoyo Uchigasaki Brewing Company

Sake Hoyo Kura No Hana Fair Maiden transparently light and touched with a sweet kiss of anise, Hoyo's winsome grace and charm are ...irresistible. Its floral aroma and luscious flavor extend a demure invitation to the world of sake enjoyment. Delicious as... read more

Kokuryo Brewing Company

Kokuryu "Tokusen" expresses its ginjo identity not through fragrant aroma but with decisively good taste. Its hallmarks are streng...th, flavor depth and, one notices at last, imperturbable balance. Awards: Gold Medal, Ginjo class, 2004, 2006 and 2007... read more

Dewazakura Brewing Company

Sake Dewazakura Izumi Judan Tenth Degree is a martini-lover's sake: clear, high-octane and bone dry, with a hint of juniper remini...scent of Tanquerary. No other ginjo combines dryness (+12 on the sake scale) and edginess (36 proof) to such exhilarating... read more

Water Lords (Eikun)

Rice milling: 60% Rice varietal: Iwai (Only available in Kyoto) Alcohol: 15% Sake meter value: +3.0 Acidity: 1.3 Tasting Notes: --...------ Eikun sake uses water from a source called "Fusui", rated as one of the top 100 sources of water in Japan. This... read more

Kamoisumi Brewing Company

This smooth, full-flavored sake possesses a rich range of flavors, from persimmon to caramel to earthy notes of mushroom and loam.... Tartness, sweetness and shibumi (astringency) all converge in full-bodied balance. Kamoizumi's combination of mild... read more

Yoshida Brewing Company

Woodsy honeycomb, nutshell, and mushroom patch aromas with a satiny fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a delicate savory mushr...oom stock, chestnut, and golden beet driven finish. A fine choice for tempura. 91 Points -Beverage Tasting Institute... read more

Myasaka Brewing Company

This edgy new label combines the vividness characteristic of nama (unpasteurized) sake with that unique marriage of acidity and de...pth achievable only through the yamahai brewing method. Few sakes pair well with sauerbrauten and red cabbage, but this is... read more

Akitabare Brewing Company

Sake Akitabare Suirakuten Heaven of Tipsy Delight is deceptively mild at first sip, "Suirakuten" gradually draws the enthusiast in...to a world of rarefied sake enjoyment. Unusually for a daiginjo, it is aged in the bottle for two years, developing a... read more

Kamoisumi Brewing Company

Kamoizumi Nigori Ginjo Summer Snow is a premium unfiltered sake is rich, creamy and brimming with fresh-from-the-vat flavor. Mildl...y sweet, and surprisingly robust, it is an excellent introduction to the world of sake enjoyment. Kamoizumi's elegant... read more

Akitabare Brewing Company

Sake Akitabare Koshiki Junzukuri Northern Skies is a pleasingly dry, well-crafted sake much appreciated by connoisseurs. It has ju...st enough body to support the spare lines of its structure, making it the kind of sake one can drink enjoyably for hours... read more

Yoshida Brewing Company

Woodsy honeycomb, nutshell, and mushroom patch aromas with a satiny fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a delicate savory mushr...oom stock, chestnut, and golden beet driven finish. A fine choice for tempura. 91 Points -Beverage Tasting Institute... read more

Dewazakura Brewing Company

Sake Dewazakura Oka Cherry Bouquet is light, fragrant and delicious, Oka was a tremendous hit when first introduced in 1981 and op...ened the way for breweries all over Japan to introduce premium labels. It is floral rather than fruity, though there is a... read more

Veronica Lane Books
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Sake, Health and Longevity by Yukio Takizawa, MD is an outstanding introduction to sake, the nutritional and national beverage of ...Japan. Dr. Takizawa establishes the health benefits of sake in preventing the incidence of life-style related diseases inevitable in modern living. Included in the book is valuable information on the cultural history of sake of this wonderful and uniquely soothing beverage, as well as the cultural history of sake, its manufacture and accompaniment to Japanese seasons and festivals, and food recipes wherein one can use sake's subtle flavors. read more

Takara

This wine is from Japan. Shirakabe Gura is the brewery located in the Nada area, the heartland of Japanese sake making. This Tokub...etsu Junmai is meticulously brewed using exceptionally pure water, Miyamizu, and carefully selected rice. The character of this sake is well-balanced with a complex, crisp finish. RICE Wine Sake read more

SAIYA BREWERY

This wine is from Japan, Akita region. Produced in Akita by the Saiya Brewery, makers of Yuki No Bosha, this is a favorite among l...ocals of the region. Yuri is the name of the local area of Honjo-shi and Masamune is an old term for Japanese sake.. Seimaibuai: 68%Nihonshudo: +2.5Acidity: 1.3Amino Acidity: 1.0Rice: HitomiboreYeast: House YeastShubo Method: SokujoPressing: YabutaFiltration: Charcoal filtrationPasturization: Pasteurized in tank, bottled while sake is still warmAlcohol Percentage: 16%. This sake is mellow and rustic and has a firm structure, which makes it enjoyable at a range of temperatures, from chilled to warm. Its nutty and earthy notes are balanced by an underlying fruitiness and it complements grilled meats, stews and fish. RICE Wine Sake read more

Mantensei
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Soft, honey-laced nose with just a tad of fruitiness. Dry overall, but with a sweet element creeping out of background. Good richn...ess and overall balance in a slightly dry profile. Tottori Prefecture where Mantensei is located is one of least populated regions of Japan - mountains, oceans and wooded areas vie for space with people in minority. clean air and cold winters make it ideal for sake brewing. International Wine Cellar rating: 90. read more

Japan Prestige Sake
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Rich type. True Nigori (unfiltered, cloudy, milky white) sake. Clean round aroma of dairy milk with savory round taste and soft te...xture. Serve chilled or on-the-rocks. SMV +10 read more

GEKKEIKAN

This wine is from Japan, Kyoto region. A combination of fresh spring water, Yamada Nishiki rice (known as the ???king of sake rice...'), Gohyakumangoku rice milled to 50%, and the skill of the sake master, result in this classic example of a Fushimi style Junmai Daiginjo??? Horin has a delicately fruity nose, its subtle flavors are well-balanced, and it is exceptionally smooth with a long clean finish.. read more

SAIYA BREWERY

This wine is from Japan, Akita region. Akita Komachi means ???beauty of Akita' and is both a reference to the fair ladies for whic...h the region is known as well as its cherished local rice of the same name.. Seimaibuai: 35%Nihonshudo: +2.0Acidity: 1.5Amino Acidity: 1.1Rice: Akita Sake KomachiYeast: Special House YeastShubo Method: SokujoPressing: YabutaFiltration: SF FilterPasturization: Once. This daiginjo has upfront notes of white pepper that fade into dried apricot and melon. It should be served chilled and complements French and New American cuisine, as well as sushi and sashimi. RICE Wine Sake read more

Japan Prestige Sake
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Alluring sake with a silky texture, deep taste, and slight sweetness. Elegant fruity aromas and superb acidity. Serve chilled. SMV... +3 read more

SAIYA BREWERY

This wine is from Japan, Akita region. Seimaibuai: 55%Nihonshudo: +1.5Acidity: 1.5Amino Acidity: .08Rice: Akita Sake KomachiYeast:... Special House YeastShubo Method: SokujoPressing: YabutaFiltration: SF FilterPasturization: Once. This junmai ginjo is a favorite with new and seasoned sake drinkers alike. With a seimaibuai of 55%, it is soft and light on the palate, with a delightful fruitiness characterized by peaches, strawberries and papaya. It finishes with a white pepper spice.. Best served chilled, it complements light foods like salad, sushi and sashimi. It also cools down spicey Asian foods. It can also be paired with very salty or rich foods, as well as certain cheeses and desserts. RICE Wine Sake read more

HAKKAISAN

This wine is from Japan, Niigata region. Rice Milling Rate: 50%Sake Rice: Yamadanishiki, Miyamanishiki, GohyakumangokuAlcohol: 15....6%Sake Meter Value: +5.0Acidity: 1.2Amino Acid: 1.1. Our signature Hakkaisan Junmai Ginjo calls to mind the crisp air and gentle snow of a fine winter???s day. You???ll enjoy the hints of rice and the mellow texture of this delicious brew. Look for exceptional clarity of flavor and a quiet elegance on the palate. This crisp, clean sake is a landmark example of the Niigata sake brewing style. A lightly dry finish cleans your palate and makes our Junmai Ginjo a very food friendly sake, indeed. RICE Wine Sake read more

Takasago
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International Wine Cellar rating: 94. A prominent fragrance, a clean and fresh taste, with flavor deep into recesses. Truly one of... Rolls-Royces of sake. Each year, after temperature drops below 14 Fahrenheit, Takasago builds an Ice Dome outside main kura building. It is an igloo inside of which temperature stays about 28 F, with 90% humidity and no wind low temperature means nasty bacteria cannot survive, allowing them to make clean, pure, ultra-premium sake. Additionally, they separate clear sake from fermenting rice lees not by pressing, but rather by putting it into canvas bags and allowing sake to drip out slowly overnight. read more

Mukune
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Mellow and dry profile in which flavor and finish meld together, with plenty of richness of rice evident. Yasutaka Daimon is sixth...-generation director of family brewery. His kura (sake brewery) is blessed with a natural spring providing water which is rich in minerals and pure enough to be used in production of excellent sake. International Wine Cellar rating: 88. read more

TY KU SAKE

This wine is from Japan, Nara region. The Crown Jewel of Sake. TY KU Sake White was voted the best sake in the world. The pinnacle... of ultra premium sake, TY KU Sake White is a rare special designation Junmai Daiginjo which represents the very top 1% of all sake. Handcrafted in Yamagata, Japan with over 60% of each rice grain milled away. TY KU Sake White is the gold standard for sake brewing, using only the very best ingredients & techniques and is reserved for the true connoisseur .. RICE - Yamada Nishiki (best sake rice in the world). Over 60% of rice grain milled away.WATER - Soft and pure iron-free natural spring water from Toyama Mountain, Japan.YEAST - Proprietary blend of the famed #9 and Yamagata yeast strains for fruity aroma.KOJI - Made by hand in the finest traditional cedar-lined koji room.. TY KU Sake White is exceptionally refined and smooth, uniting floral notes with banana and vanilla. Extremely delicate yet rich and supple; hints of spice permeate. TY KU Sake White captivates even the most discerning palate with complex layers of soft citrus. Wine Sake read more

GEKKEIKAN

This wine is from Japan, Kyoto region. Gekkeikan Deluxe is a Junmai-shu, made from carefully selected rice varieties and the fresh... spring waters of the Fushimi region, for a light, fragrant, well balanced sake.. Alc./Volume: 16.7%Class: Junmai-shuSake Meter Value: +2Sulfite and gluten free. Full-bodied, with a good balance of aroma and flavor.. Pairing Notes: Serve with rich, full flavored dishes such as red meat, game and poultry.Serving Suggestions: Enjoy chilled or at room temperature. RICE Wine Sake read more

AKITA SHURUI SEIZOH BREWERY

This wine is from Japan, Akita region. This premium sake offers a full flavor profile that is clean and well-structured. The flavo...rs burst on the palate, making Pure Dawn an ideal pair to a wide range of foods such as canapes or ceviche.. Type:SMV +3 Grape Variety Used:Komachi (45%) and Miyamanishiki rice (65%) Appellation:Akita, Japan Alcohol Level:15.5% Acid Level:1.6 g/L RICE Wine Sake read more

AKITA SHURUI SEIZOH BREWERY

This wine is from Japan, Akita region. Pure Dusk begins with polishing away all but 45% of the rice grain, leaving only the finest... components. This attention to detail, coupled with soft, riverbed water, produces a highly refined sake with a fragrant bouquet and a complex flavor.. Type:SMV+3 Grape Variety Used:Komachi rice (45%) Appellation:Akita, Japan Alcohol Level:15.5% Acid Level:1.3 RICE Wine Sake read more

AKITA SHURUI SEIZOH BREWERY

This wine is from Japan, Akita region. This exquisite sake is the pinnacle of the brewmasters' art. Artisanal rice, milled to 35% ...of its original size, is combined with soft riverbed water for this small-batch, handmade product.The result is an elegant, aromatic sake that is excellent as an aperitif or with delicate foods such as sashimi.. Type:SMV +/-0 Grape Variety Used:Komachi rice, 35% Appellation:Akita, Japan Alcohol Level:16.5% Acid Level:1.6 g/L RICE Wine Sake read more

Shimizo-No-Mai
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Shimizo-No-Mai Pure Dawn is clear in appearance. aroma has hints of orange peel and light floral notes, with an underlying mineral...ity. It's fresh and well-structured, with subtle notes of pear and Fuji apple. Creamy mouthfeel, finishes soft-sweet to dry. read more

Veronica Lane Books
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Sake, Health and Longevity by Yukio Takizawa, MD is an outstanding introduction to sake, the nutritional and national beverage of ...Japan. Dr. Takizawa establishes the health benefits of sake in preventing the incidence of life-style related diseases inevitable in modern living. Included in the book is valuable information on the cultural history of sake of this wonderful and uniquely soothing beverage, as well as the cultural history of sake, its manufacture and accompaniment to Japanese seasons and festivals, and food recipes wherein one can use sake's subtle flavors. read more

Momokawa

Natural fruit flavored Junmai Ginjo. This isn't your grandpa's plum wine. We marry premium Ginjo sak with natural plum flavor and ...a hint of almond. Rich, ripe plum fills the air and tempts your taste buds as this sweet nectar hits your lips. Sweet... read more

HiRO

Clear with a silvery cast. Very inviting earthy notes, creamy vanilla nougat with peppered pear and banana aromas. Delicate, light... and smooth with a subtle sweetness and a complex silky, dry-yet-fruity with melon, tapioca, and white pepper accents.... read more

Brand: Tuttle Publishing
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<b><i>The Sake Handbook</i> is the foremost guide to the history, brewing, and distinctive flavors of sake.</b><BR><BR> Just what ...are <i>jizake, namazake</i> and <i>ginjoshu</i>? <i>The Sake Handbook</i> answers all these questions and many more about sake wine, and will help you enjoy Japan's national beverage in style.<BR><BR>Author John Gauntner is recognized as the world's leading non-Japanese sake expert. A longtime Japan resident, he is well known among sake brewers and others within the sake industry. He wrote the Nihonshu Column in the Japan Times for many years before writing a weekly column on sake in Japanese for the Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan's and the world's most widely distributed Japanese newspaper. In 2006, John received the Sake Samurai award. He has published five books on sake including <i>Sake Confidential</i><BR><BR>This sake book features:<ul><li>This new edition has been completely revised and updated</li><li>Gives you all the information you need in an handy, portable format</li><li>Offers a detailed explanation of the sake brewing process</li><li>Reviews over a hundred sake brands, with illustrations of their labels for easy identification</li><li>Profiles over 50 Japanese izakaya or pub-style restaurants in Tokyo and the surrounding environs</li><li>Lists specialty shops in Japan where you can purchase hard?to?find Japanese wine brands</li><li>Lists specialty retailers in the United States and elsewhere</li></ul> read more

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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"100 of the" series books brings you yet another exciting book on the 100 of the Best Sake in the World. Read this book and many o...ther 100 of the Best, Most, Ugliest, Top, Coolest and more books. read more

Japan Prestige Sake
$16.99
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Light and smooth type. Fresh aroma of wild plant mixed with grain-like aroma. Very clean, medium dry sake with round taste and sof...t texture. SMV: +2 Acidity: 1.3 read more

Tozai Home
$16.99
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aromas are quite complex, showing white grape, anise, and a hint of sweet rice. These same flavors come rushing through medium-bod...ied palate which has a slightly creamy texture followed by a hint of white pepper and fresh herbal notes. long, clean finish makes this both a great sipping sake as well as a companion to a wide range of foods, from fish and shellfish to pork and light meats. About Living Jewel image on label is a koi, or Japanese carp. Ornamental domesticated carp have been bred for their bright colors for centuries in Japan. combination of their vibrant colors, patterns, and shimmering scales has earned them moniker living jewel among collectors and enthusiasts. read more

Ama no To
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Faint aromas of raisins and earthiness. Overall slightly dry flavor but with nice fruity essences in recesses, supplanted by nice ...rice-like tones and a gentle sweetness beneath. They have won five straight Gold Prizes in prestigious National New Sake tasting competitions. water which flows up from springs here has been famous since Edo era (1600-1868). International Wine Cellar rating: 91. read more

Rock Sake
$18.99
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Fresh aroma, slightly sweet, hints of rock melon and coconut with a delicate finish. This specially designated sake is roughly fil...tered, thus opaque in appearance, and has a slightly sweeter flavor. read more

Tozai Home
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This is fairly thick and chewy nigorizake (cloudy sake), but it is still surprisingly dry. aromas are bright and fresh and they sh...ow a lovely ricey and fruity combination. In mouth, this sake has solid weight and gives same flavors of fresh fruit and creamy fresh rice that your nose told you about. finish has a pleasant astringency and is nicely mellow, beckoning you for another mouthful. You will rarely taste a classier Nigori at this price, and this may be ultimate food-friendly Nigori. About Snow Maiden image on label is a koi, or Japanese carp. Ornamental domesticated carp have been bred for their bright colors for centuries in Japan. Perhaps most famous koi is one named Hanako which reportedly lived for 226 years! Hanako translates to Flower Maiden, but in homage to long-lived Hanako which lived in icy waters at foot of Japan's Mt. Ontake, we have named this sake Snow Maiden. International Wine Cellar rating: 88. read more

Rihaku
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Aromas of rice and ripe red plums. Bright, mouthwatering acidity leads into a soft and chewy texture from unfiltered rice particle...s. ricey flavor is joined by gently nutty and slightly fruity flavors in long finish. Nigori sake is made so that some of rice lees remain in bottle after pressing (unfiltered). Most Nigori is sweet and creamy, and thick with unfermented rice solids. Rihaku Nigori is a bit less chunky, but more fruity and complex than most Nigori sake. read more

TY KU
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TY KU Sake Silver has a fresh, slightly sweet taste with subtle pear notes; its rich flavor is soft & silky on palate. Although it... complements sushi & Asian cuisine, its well-rounded body pairs well with pasta and a variety of lighter Western cuisine. read more

TY KU
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A Premium Nigori Sake infused with refreshingly sweet taste of Coconut and imported from Nara, Japan - birthplace of sake. TY KU C...oconut Sake is made from Junmai sake, a premium classification that represents top 15% of all sake in world. Silky texture with refreshingly sweet taste of coconut and hints of vanilla. Enjoy chilled in a wine glass or in delicious cocktails. For best taste, shake before serving, refrigerate after opening and enjoy soon thereafter. TY KU Coconut Sake pairs well with desserts and counterbalances heat of spicy foods. read more

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