Mark your calender: Our first ever Sake tasting!
Sake is a Japanese alcoholic beverage made from rice. in Japanese, sake or o-sake refers to alcoholic drinks in general. The Japanese term for this specific beverage is Nihonshu meaning “Japanese sake”.
Sake is also referred to in English as rice wine. However, unlike true wine, in which alcohol is produced by fermenting the sugar naturally present in fruit, Sake is made through a brewing process more like that of beer. To make beer or sake, the sugar needed to produce alcohol must first be converted from starch. But the brewing process for sake differs from beer brewing as well, notably in that for beer, the conversion of starch to sugar and sugar to alcohol occurs in two discrete steps, but with sake they occur simultaneously. Additionally, alcohol content also differs between sake, wine, and beer. Wine generally contains 9–16% alcohol and most beer is 3–8%, whereas undiluted sake is 18–20% alcohol, although this is often lowered to around 15% by diluting the sake with water prior to bottling.
HOLLYWOOD VINE SAKE TASTING!
FRIDAY, APRIL 9TH , 2010
No charge for tastings
SILK DELUXE JUNMAI, ICHISHIMA
Long one of the most prominent breweries in the Niigata region, Ichishima Shuzo has been owned and operatedby the Ichishima family since its founding in 1790. Silk in a bottle, this sake is light and energetic. Its mild sweetness is well-integrated with good acidity. Refreshing notes of honeydew melon and cucumber
BTG $ 8.00 2oz Retail $27.99 500 ml
DEWATSURU “KIMOTO” JUNMAI, AKITA SEISHU
A great, full-bodied sake that reveals mellow taste and character. The higher acidity resulting from the time and labor-intensive kimoto brewing method.
BTG $ 6.75 2oz Retail $ 31.99 720 ml
This delightfully refined honjozo is rich and dry, with complex notes of spices and nuts. Just a hint a sea breeze causes this classic example of the Niigata Style
BTG $ 6.50 2oz Retail $30.99 720 ml
CHONKAISAN JUNMAI DAIGINJO, TENJU SHUZO
Founded in 1874, by Eikichi Ohi, Tenju Shuzu is a tightly knit, family-owned brewery enjoying its sixth generation of sake production. Tenju (which means to last 100 years) brewery is located in Yashima village near the beautiful Mount Chokai, in Akita.
From the first sip this is the one that makes you fall in love with Japanese premium sake!
Chokaisan Junmai DaiGinjō is matchless in its balance. Its floral nose hints of pear. Its palate is so refined that it makes a delightful aperitif or a wonderful accompaniment throughout your meal