Hello Sake Lovers,
Sandra here with news of what to expect with the New Sake Experience which can led to more opportunities.
Adaptation is what we face , COVID-19 has forced society to be accustomed to social distancing, deprived of our lifestyle leisures, ban us from leaving the country and prohibit other countries from entering our borders. Most human connection has led to a computer screen which now our only access to other countries is through Virtual.
Facing this epidemic head-on bringing a whole new experience to Australia. Highlighting Rice Brew which has made dramatic influence around the world. Australia has yet to really discover what they lack from this Japanese Brew to compares itself to wine but get's mistaken as a spirit. The brew which can harmonise with things from the sea, to the field, to the sweets.This is yet to experience to be experienced by everyone .
Event hosting in venues like the good ol days seems to be fantasy at the moment the reality is actually now Virtual . Although restrictions have been lifted it will be a while for things to go back to norm , and with this I have created new experience that even for myself didn't think it was possible.
I bring my new Virtual Sake tasting Program , the opportunity in itself goes beyond what you can imagine is possible. Connect to Japan directly , I mean who would of thought of that ? what does this mean?
How about the possibility of meeting a live Toji in Japan
How about maybe get an opportunity to see a sake brewery virtually?
How about actually talking to sake experts and professional from all around the world
Get acquainted with other sake lovers
I mean I could go on but you get what I mean right? and where can you experience ?
Where you are most happy and comfortable at home. I mean imagine yourself you dont need leave early to get out the door and dress up physically to get to an event, plus there is no more excuse I can't drink because I don't need to drive right.
This is what I will bring with this new sake experience of course we are still building how best to get the message out what is best you have an opportunity to get access to all my sake breweries in Japan and best of all throughout the experience you will have fun while you learn . Who wouldn't want that at home?
So keep updated for my new experience and new services that I have created during this pandemic
Currently we have our live event which will run next Friday night! Featuring Urakasumi Sake Brewery. Virtually connect to Japan I will have my special guest from Urakasumi where we will talk all things sake while indulging the delicious rice brew.
Our selections for the event are:
Urakasumi Junmai & Urakasumi Ginjo Zen
Meet Our Special Guest
Connecting from Japan Virtually
His Last name will always make you feel you want to celebrate.
International Brewery Sales Manager Mr Benoit Champagne from Urakasumi Sake Brewery.
Residing in Japan for 6-7 years bringing his hands-on experience to the table gives you the opportunity to channel into his journey with Sake.
He is an inspiration to the sake lovers in Japan to have the courage to take onboard a new culture that is different from his own allow to be part of self is truly a gift.
A great opportunity to talk and listen to this wonderful
Welcome Sake Lovers to Sake World Series this week we revisit the Kansai region stopping in Nara prefecture and then we head to Chubu Region where we visit Fukui Prefecture. We transition to a new sake category this week where Japanese sake was created to influence the international market. By making consumers experience the world of rice bringing forth, fruity aromas, with clean smooth texture low acidity meant that it didn't clash with food pairings and shines more at cooler environments which are also in comparison to the wine world .
IPPONGI SAKE BREWERY
Let me take you to time of Samurai's~
The Feudal Lord Katsuyama ( Ogasawara) gave him the symbolic name "Ippongi" to the sake brewed exclusively for him. The name ‘Ippongi’ comes from the Zen term 'Daiichigitai', which means ultimate truth.
When Ippongi Sake Brewery was founded in 1902, the company inherited this historical sake name.
Since the beginning, Ippongi has been brewing high-quality dry sake, and within 10 years of its founding, it became the top brand in Fukui prefecture. Ippongi continues to hold the top position to this day, nearly for 100 years.
The taste Ippongi was aiming for was something pure with a beautifully articulated aroma and flavor.
To accomplish this, Ippongi turned to the Nambu brewing method (developed among brew masters from southern Iwate prefecture, which was famous for producing sake with a clean, clear taste).
The Nambu-toji is one of the three most excellent brew master groups in Japan, along with Echigo-toji and Tamba-toji. Of this esteemed triumvirate, Nambu-toji is widely considered to be the premier group. It has a history of over 350 years, and the skills and craftsmanship of the Nambu brewing method have been praised throughout the history of sake brewing.
IPPONGI DENSHIN YUKI
Junmai Ginjo sake features calm aroma and pure crisp taste that remind you an image of a quiet, snow-covered sake factory. Denshin Yuki’s soft aroma and clear taste have been praised by consumers who enjoy pure-tasting sake as well as by chefs who seek delicacy in sake to accompany with their delicate dishes.
IMANISHI SHUZOU CO LTD.
"Nara / Miwa" where the god of sake is settledIt is said that Miwa's land originated in sake brewing.
It was here in Miwa that sake was brewed to save the country from ancient times.
Together with the sake god, this Miwa continues to make a deep history.
The name "Miwa = Miwa" can be said to be a phonetic kana with a deep relationship with sake and Shinto rituals. One of them is "God liquor".
It has been said that, since ancient times, the state of being intoxicated with liquor is in sync with the god, and liquor has been regarded as an important connection with God.
The sacred sake is now called "Miki," but in the old days it was read as "Miwa." In addition, ancient people read God as "Miwa."
The official name of "Ojin Shrine" is "Omiwajinja".
It can be seen that "liquor, Miwa, God" have a deep relationship so that "God sake = Miwa = God".
Mimurosugi Junmai Ginjo
Blessed with waters from the Ohmiwa Shrine where you can worship the God of Sake
Touches your palate with a sensation that blesses your tastebuds where it indulges all taste encounters at the touch of the sip .
Experience the blessing of God!
Category: Junmai Ginjo
Rice polishing: 60%
Welcome Sake Lovers to Sake World Series this week will be focusing on the two prefectures highlighting special breweries both in different regions. First we have the Kanto Region where we visit Ibaraki then we head to the Kansai Region and stop by Nada which one of the wards in the Hyogo prefecture.
Foods you must try
Sparkling sake ( happ-oshu in japanese) a new category marketed in the 1990s where Brewers were trying something new and fresh to excite the market.
The simplest way to understand the making of sparkling sake is inject carbon dioxide under pressure once the sake id made and filtered. Most sparkling sake made this way are mostly clear and water like and colourless in appearance and mostly pasteurised.
RAIFUKU SAKE BREWERY
Raifuku Shuzo was founded in the land of fresh water at the slope of Mount Tsukuba in 1716 by a merchant from Omi. The brand name “Raifuku,” which has been used since the brewery’s founding, was derived from a haiku poem. Special attention is placed on the rice and yeast used as ingredients, and its management principle is to compete head-on in the market simply with the sake’s supreme quality. It is hoped that the brewery’s various products, made with traditional brewing methods and improved time after time, will bring “fuku” (good fortune) to all customers enjoying our sake.
Another Famous brewery utilizes Miyamizu water like Hakushika & Hakutsuru Breweries all in the same prefecture. Shirakabegura combines expert knowledge with cutting edge technology designed to faithfully capture the delicate essence of hands-on brewing techniques, enabling our dedicated brewery staff to bring you sake that accurately reflects their aspirations.
MIO SPARKLING SAKE
MIO entices you with its unique, sweet aroma and refreshing, fruity flavor.
Just pour into a glass and enjoy a sparkling new sake experience.
Crafted in the traditional brewing style, with rice, water and koji,
MIO appeals to a wide range of tastes -
a new sake for a new age.
Type : Sparkling Sake
• Serving Suggestion : Chilled
• Sake Meter : -70
• Alcohol Content : 5%
• Texture : Soft and Smooth
• Size : 300ml
• Aroma : Fruity
• Brewing Location : Nada, Japan
OZEKI SAKE BREWERY
The name originated from the Sumo World when Ozeki was the grand champion.
Sumo wrestling originated from castle guards showing their strength and the winner being declared ‘Ozeki’
‘Odeki’ which means “good job” sounds similar to “ Ozeki” and this gave motivation to make good sake.
owadays, 'Yokozuna' is known as the grand champion but 'Ozeki' feels that with this there is always the motivation to do better and strive for the top. Again, the beliefs in sumo resonate with Ozeki's beliefs for its products. Perseverance and skill will take you to the top.
Hana-Awaka Sparkling Sake
“Hana Awaka” combines sweetness and acidity that refresh as bubbles burst in your mouth
A low alcohol alternative to regular sake that will surprise your taste buds with hints of tangy sweetness. Enjoy in a champagne glass!
Type : Sparkling Sake
• Serving Suggestion : Chilled
• Sake Meter : -60
• Alcohol Content : 7%
• Texture : Soft and Smooth
• Size : 300ml
• Aroma : Fruity, vanila,
• Brewery: Ozeki Sake Brewery