Sake Tasting 8/13

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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”. Carrie Becker from Selected Brands will be with us to help us understand the styles and nuisances of yamahai (sake brewing process) and tokutei meishō-shu (different kinds of sake).

 

HOLLYWOOD VINE SAKE TASTING!

FRIDAY, AUGUST 13TH , 2010

7:00-9:00 pm

No charge for tastings

CHIKURIN HANA HOU HOU SHU

Sparkling Junmai from the Marumoto Brewery in the prefecture of Okayama in the south of Japan it is light and flavorful infused with rose petals and hibiscus.

BTG $ 4.25 2oz                                  Retail $16.99 300ml

 

YUKIKAGE SNOWSHADOW TOKUBETSU JUNMAI

From Kinshihai Shuzo Brewery in the prefecture of Niigata this Tokubetsu junmai offers aromas of apples and marsipan; with a soft light body and very long finish.

BTG $ 4.00 2oz                                  Retail $ 25.99 720 ml

 

CHIKURIN KAROYAKA JUNMAI GINJO

Also known as “lightness” Karoyaka Junmai Ginjo is part of the Chikurin line of the Marumoto Sake Brewery Co in Okayama. This sake is easy to enjoy light with mild fruits and enough body to hold it together; pasteurized only once instead of the usual two times it retains great vibrancy and complexity to enjoy.

BTG $ 4.75 2 oz                                  Retail $19.99 300ml

 

KIMINOI EMPEROR’S WELL YAMAHAI JUNMAI GINJO

A prototypical Yamahai nose filled with earthy, gritty, ricey, shroomy, grainy elements with a waft of creme brulee. And yes the flavor matches the aroma as this deep and layered sake has a gamey attitude that is full and robust. Look for flavors such as rice and grains that blend into a gentle earthiness with a vein of vanilla.

BTG $ 4.50                                               Retail $18.99 300ml

 

TAKENAKA HIKOS MILKY JUNMAI NIGORI

Special Milky Junmai” distinguished sake made with Oumi Nihonbare rice BY Takenaka Brewery in Kog Shiga; Aromas of canteulope and hints of sweetness.

BTG $ 4.00                                               Retail $14.99 300ml

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