Hello Sake Lovers,
Sorry, it has been quite delayed with the blog posting but when your busy organizing new different events you know it's worth waiting for. Okies so I just would love to share on our highlights for our first Zoom Masterclass with Japanese sake, as you know it was quite a new experience for myself, and of course, for our viewers, I couldn't be happier with how it turned out. Let me tell me the ZOOM experience is definitely something that is trending all over the world and what people may think of it can be totally judged wrongly in order to stop them from trying it out. So I do employ you please try it out and experience before you think its nothing of value.
My class has been specially designed to replicate the same experience I wish to deliver when I do my physical sake education events. I want to make clear it's not all about the drinking. We don't drink blindly until your red in the face and you can't continue its is tasting program and the main objective is to learn and follow my guidance to make sure at the end of the session you do leave with some enlightenment of Japanese Sake.
The class also encourages engagement from the audience, I mean if you're looking for engagement with the host which is at your deposal then of course you have the freedom to listen but if its there why not take advantage of it.
The class was interactive as it was designed to do so viewers were allowed to share what they experience within themselves of what they can capture from Urakasumi Range. It was so fascinating to hear what viewers were experiencing within a group as we know that everybody has a different aroma and taste experience.
Category: JunmaiRice: Manumasume
Rice Polishing: 65%
Recommended temperature; warm ,room , cool
Brewery: Urakasumi sake Brewery
Viewers experience a very scenic aroma and taste experience with this Junmai , flowery representations and Spring water to cotton candy with lively ricey features to protray a delicious mouthfeel.
Category: Junmai Ginjo
Rice: Yamadanishiki, Toyonishiki
As for the story of the label, it was desined by a professionnal artist
of the Zen philosophie, thus the name Zen. The perfect balance of the
product is clearly represented by the peacefulness of mind of the
laughing buddha. The kanjis were written by a professional caligrapher
and both artist were devoted to the Zuiganji Shrine (Ancient summer
house of Date Masamune) in Matsushima, one of the 3 most beautiful
sceaneries in Japan. As the the family taking care of the Zuiganji was very close to the Saura family (Urakasumi's owner), we were requested to create a sake that goes especially well with Matsushima Oysters.
It has been 47 years now that Urakasumi Zen is sold, and is still the
best seller, all breweries counted, in the Junmai Ginjo Category. We
don't call it Daiginjo even though we could, because its creation was
made before Daiginjo category even existed so the history is even
Viewers experience a more cleaner and smoother texture with fruity aromatic experience but a drier taste palette. We were able to differentiate aromatic profile but in the form of the texture of the profile. In other words you may experience a not able to capture a stonefruit but you are able to taste it. These type of discoveries can only be met with Japanese sake.
A new experience for both viewers and myself but grand new opportunity to really connect all Sake lovers in Australia to connect with the Sake World. I look forward to seeing and inspiring more new Sake lovers in our next event with New Brewery in July.