SAKE

Sake or saké is a Japanese rice wine made by fermenting rice that has been polished to remove the bran. Unlike wine, in which alcohol is produced by fermenting sugar that is naturally present in grapes, sake is produced by a brewing process more like that of beer, where the starch is converted into sugars, before being converted to alcohol. The brewing process for sake differs from the process for beer in that, for beer, the conversion from starch to sugar and from sugar to alcohol occurs in two discrete steps. Like other rice wines, when sake is brewed, these conversions occur simultaneously. Furthermore, the alcohol content differs between sake, wine, and beer. Wine generally contains 9%–16% ABV, while most beer contains 3%–9%, and undiluted sake contains 18%–20% (although this is often lowered to about 15% by diluting with water prior to bottling).

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  1. MIO SPARKLING SAKE 300ML

    Item #: i_101715
    Bottle Size: 300ml
    Sho Chiku Bai Mio Sparkling Sake.
  2. MIYOSAKAE TENMI JUNMAI DAIGINJO SAKE 720ML "TASTE OF HEAVEN" -A2-

    Item #: i_475896
    Bottle Size: 720ml
    Prefecture: Ehime
    Rice Variety: Matsuyamamitsui
    Sake Meter Value: +3.0 (Neutral)
    Polishing Ratio: 45%

    This is a premium sake that is made to impress. It has a fragrance of melon and pear with an undertone of bamboo and a dash of white pepper. Now the taste…those fragrances blended with marshmallows. Don't let the marshmallow thing scare you. Though it is rich, it has a neutral aftertaste, like rainwater. Divine and thoroughly addictive.
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    $119.99
  3. MOONSTONE ASIAN PEAR SAKE 750ML

    Item #: i_365506
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Moonstone Asian Pear Sake. Aromatic with the bouquet of fresh cut pear. Serve chilled or with ice. Delicious!
  4. MOONSTONE CUCUMBER MINT SAKE 750ML

    Item #: i_365505
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Moonstone Cucumber Mint naturally flavored Sake. Refreshing and delicious! Serve chilled or on ice.
  5. NAKANO PLUM WINE 750ML

    Item #: i_385012
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Nakano Umesho is made 100% with locally grown Nakano ume (Japanese apricot) in Wakayama, a region known for their ume.

    It is a balance of sweetness and tartness with a higher ratio of citric acid, which is believed to help recover from fatigue. Enjoy this chilled or on the rocks.
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  6. NANPU AWAMORI SHOCU FROM OKINAWA - 3 YEAR

    Item #: i_167109
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    The Awamori Soju Nanpu is aged for three years and has a taste similar to a slightly peated Scotch. The flavor is quite savory, dry, a bit smokey, and intense. Quite delicious and memorable.

    About Awamori:
    Awamori is the oldest Japanese spirits made out of 100% rice and black koji mold. It is made in Okinawa, the southernmost part of Japan in the land of longevity known as the "Blue Zone."

    Awamori is made of Thai rice and black koji-mold. It is similar to "Shochu", but it has a strong aroma and unique character. No sugar and gluten contained and 100% natural.

    Drink it as a straight shot, diluted with water and ice or a cocktail. Awamori could also be an excellent replacement of gin, vodka or tequila.
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    was $35.99 Special Price $31.98
  7. OZEKI IKEZO SPARKLING PEACH JELLY SAKE 180ML

    Item #: i_345687
    Bottle Size: 187ml
    We couldn't help but notice a recent Eater.com article which documented a Sake phenomenon in Japan. Drinkers there are embracing a concoction known as "Sake Jelly." This is catching on in the U.S. too, as we have encountered a growing demand from our customers for this once obscure form of Sake. This flavored, jellied sake is slightly fizzy and pleasantly sweet. This is not your typical Sake by any means, but rather a "gateway" to Sake...as it is fun, tasty, portable, and affordable.

    The folks at Ozeki have made a remarkably enjoyable sake that comes in a 6.1 oz (180ml) can, slightly carbonated and sweet, with peach flavoring. As the can instructs, chill, and shake well 20 times before serving. Once shaken, drink immediately. This has been the hit of many a party, plus at only 5% alcohol, it leaves a light touch. This is a fun diversion on the road to Sake enlightenment. Kanpai!
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  8. RIHAKU WANDERING POET JUNMAI GINJO SAKE 720ML

    Item #: i_320017
    Bottle Size: 720ml
    Prefecture:Shimane
    Sake Meter Value: +3.0 (dry)
    Polishing Rate: 55%
    Variety of Rice: Yamada Nishiki

    On the palate, notes of banana and honeydew with a clean, crisp acidity and a light-to-medium body. The lingering finish moves from juicy fruitiness, to green herbal notes making it a great food companion. It is named after the famous Chinese poet, Li Po, who was said to drink a bottle of sake and write a hundred poems.
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  9. SAKE CARAFE BLACK

    Item #: i_789047
    Bottle Size: EACH
  10. SANGARIA CHU-HI GRAPEFRUIT SPARKLING CAN 355ML shochu drink 6% abv

    Item #: i_385011
    Bottle Size: 330
    A Soju-based sparkling drink. Delightful and delicious. Chu-Hi is a clean, crisp and refreshing beverage that can be enjoyed anywhere and anytime.
  11. SATOH SHOCHU

    Item #: i_320086
    Bottle Size: 720ml
    RARE IN THE U.S.!

    This Japanese spirit made mostly from imo, or sweet potato. The aromas are floral with light nuances of watermelon rind. Fresh and delicious and hard to find - even in Japan!

    Recommendations:
    Sweet potato shochu is usually blended with hot water in a 6:4 or 5:5 ratio. Gently pour shochu into a partially filled glass of hot water.

    Is there a 'right way' to drink this Shochu?
    Yes. But you can drink shochu straight, with mixers, or 'on the rocks'. It's your choice.

    The traditional method however, is to drink shochu with 'o-yu' which simply means hot water.
    We recommend pure, distilled water brought to the boil and then allowed to cool to 72°~73°C (around 162°F).

    Pour some of the hot water into your favourite tumbler, to warm the glass and ensure the glass is clean.

    Empty out this water, and refill the glass between 1/2 to 3/4 full with fresh, hot water.

    Now, slowly fill the glass to the top with your favorite Satoh shochu. There's no need to stir.
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  12. SAYURI JUNMAI NIGORI SAKE 720 -A3-

    Item #: i_365559
    Bottle Size: 720ml
    Hakutsuru-Sayuri 'A Little Lily' JUNMAI NIGORI
  13. SEITOKU JUNMAI GINJO GENSHU "TRAPEZA" CASK RELEASE SAKE 720ML -A3-

    Item #: i_101859
    Bottle Size: 720ml
    Prefecture: Gunma
    Rice Variety: 500 Mangoku
    AlcoholPercentage: 17%
    Acidity: 1.5
    Polishing Ratio: 50%
    Sake Meter Value: +3.0
    Yeast: Association No.1801, Gunma Kaze

    Seitoku is known for its graceful, refined ginjo with enticing notes of lychee. This genshu version, at 17% alcohol, is more potent, but maintains the clarity and balance of its lighter cousin.

    Serving Recommendations:
    Seitoku’s vivid flavor impact intensifies the briny flavors of scallops, mirugai, abalone and other mollusks, including squid.

    Awards
    Silver Award, Ginjo class, 2015 U.S. National Sake Appraisal
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  14. SETTING SUN TRIPLE HOP SAKE 355ML BREWED IN SAN DIEGO

    Item #: i_103318
    Bottle Size: 330
    Made with Cal-Rose Rice.
    Rice: Cal-Rose
    Made in San Diego, Setting Sun's Triple Hop Sake is a Ginjo Namazake dry hopped with Citra, Motueka, and Mosaic hop varietals. The floral and bitter notes from the citrsy hop blend is complemented by the natural sake sweetness.
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  15. SHICHI HON YARI SHIZUKU JUNMAI DAIGINJO SAKE 500ML "SILENT SAMURAI" -A2-

    Item #: i_365672
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    This incredible, limited edition, free-run droplet Sake is absolutely bangin'! Unlike most sakes which are put into a press where the Sake is force-filtered with pressure; Shichi Hon Yari uses the Shizuku style method, where the sake is placed in a burlap sack and hung in the air where only gravity alone gently filters the Sake one drop at a time. This produces ultra-complex Sake filled with all kinds of incredible nuances including hazelnut, brown sugar, mushroom and persimmon. This sake is wild and earthy and can be imbibed cold, warm or room temp. Enjoy with deep, rich dishes such as beef stew or robata grill.

    Region: Shiga
    Grade: Shizuku Junmai Daiginjo
    Seimaibuai: 45%
    Nihonshudo: +4.0
    Acidity: 1.8
    Rice: Tamazakae
    Yeast: Association #1401
    Shubo Method: Sokujo
    Pressing: Shizuku
    Filtration: Filtered to remove small particles
    Pasteurization: once
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  16. SHICHIDA JUNMAI NAMAZAKE SAKE 720ml

    Item #: i_103180
    Bottle Size: 720ml
    Prefecture: Saga
    SMV (Dryness scale):0 (neutral)

    Not a lot of Saga sake is available in the US, but this brewery is a great representative of sake from that region. With a powerhouse nose of plums, grapes, sweet beets, and sweet rice aromas this “raw” sake is a party in your glass. It’s a big party as it is crazy bright and very frisky. There is a lot of tingle in each sip, which makes for a refreshing, lively, and edgy drinking experience. A very nice assortment of crispy apple, tight pear, and young mango flavors with a vein of grape and dried fruits. It is an exciting fluid that is brisk, brash and darn near electric. I wrote “tingle time” in my notes and I was very impressed with how the flavor and feeling of this brew jumps right out of the glass.
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  17. SHINSEI GOLD JUNMAI DAIGINJO SAKE 720 ML

    Item #: i_103320
    Bottle Size: 720ml
  18. SHIRAKAWAGO AWANIGORI JUNMAI SPARKLING SAKE 500ML -A3-

    Item #: i_102132
    Bottle Size: 500ml
    From Gifu Prefecture, Shirakawago Awanigori Junmai is a cloudy, loosely pressed sparkling sake produced using Akebono sake brewing rice. This particular Sake undergoes a secondary fermentation as does Champagne.
    Sweetness level: - 50
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  19. SHO CHIKU BAI CLASSIC JUNMAI SAKE 720ML -A5-

    Item #: i_365850
    Bottle Size: 750ml
  20. STELLA MUROKA SHIZUKU GENSHU JUNMAI DAIGINJO SAKE - B2

    Item #: i_102015
    Bottle Size: 720ml
    Prefecture: Ibaraki
    Rice: Yamadanishiki
    SMV: +1
    Polishing rate: 40%

    A very special sake made in the Shizuku or "Drip" method. A gentle nose greets you with pear and citrus aromas. This brew is round, smooth, rich and luscious with an upfront fruit explosion followed by a great finish. So much flavor, but still so balanced and juicy. Look for layers of fruitiness like pear, mango, berries, and a superb grapefruit tickle. Very silky, slippery, and delicious.

    Recommended foods: Seafood, shellfish, oysters, sashimi, cold crab.
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  21. SUEHIRO KEN "THE SWORD" DAIGINJO SAKE 1.8L MAGNUM

    Item #: i_365654
    Bottle Size: 1.75L
    MAGNUM 1.8L
    Dry, Expansive on the palate, Balanced, & Elegant. The nose is filled with strawberry, cantaloupe, and watermelon. A clean and bold Daiginjo with a snap that says, "I am a sword." A perfect example of a sake that becomes you each and every sip with hints of minerals, ginger, and a dryness that speaks to all. There is an abundance of twangy flavors that makes this sake a favorite of those who like a clean sake with precise cut and a shimmering finish.
    FOODS: Grilled salty fare, pizza with anchovies, peppered beef.

    Prefecture: Fukushima
    Rice Variety: Yamada Nishiki
    Sake Meter Value: +3.0 (Dry/Neutral)
    Polishing Ratio: 40%
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