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. SHO CHIKU BAI CLASSIC JUNMAI SAKE 720ML -A5-

    Item #: i_365850
    Bottle Size: 750ml
  2. SUEHIRO KEN DAIGINJO SAKE "THE SWORD" 720ML -A1-

    Item #: i_365652
    Bottle Size: 720ml
    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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  3. TAKACHIYO 59 JUNMAI GINJO OMACHI "CHAPTER SEVEN" MUROKA NAMA GENSHU SAKE 500ml

    Item #: i_320072
    Bottle Size: 500ml
    From Niigata.
    Rice variety: Omachi
    Polishing rate: 59%
    Sake Meter Value: 3.0
    Acidity: 1.8
    WOW! At first you are impressed by the beautiful bouquet of this Sake. Super-expressive, full, a little floral, some stone fruit, just a beautiful well-made sake. Then, you are impressed by the taste. Slight notes of pear and melon dance on the tongue. This is a nama (unpasteurized sake, so be sure to always keep this chilled). Because it is a namazake, you get that slight tingly sensation on your tongue. It is a truly memorable sake, and we see why people are going gaga in Japan over it!
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  4. TAKACHIYO MORINOKUMASAN SAKE "CHAPTER FIVE" JUNMAI GINJO MUROKA NAMA GENSHU 500ml

    Item #: i_320071
    Bottle Size: 500ml
    Takachiyo 59 Chapter Five
    Prefecture: Niigata
    Rice variety: Morinokumasan
    Polishing ratio: 59%
    Sake Meter Value: -1
    Acidity: 1.7
    Yeast: 1801
    Unpasteurized. (Please keep refrigerated!)

    Dive in deep to this succulent sake, as it has incredible depth and beautiful balance. Notes of honeydew melon, banana bread, and grape captivate your senses. No. 5 is smooth, round, rich, and has a little background zesty kick to it. Look for flavors such as Devil’s Food Cake, fruit salad, coconut, and lots of lime and citrus. The strength in this brew rests in the richness of the flavors and the tingle of a unique “Margarita” play. The Morinokumasan rice varietal makes this version of Chapters drink rich and round with a solid balance for a crazy nama! It is indeed quite lively!
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  5. TATENOKAWA SHUZO "18" JUNMAI DAIGINJO SAKE EIGHTEEN

    Item #: i_310043
    Bottle Size: 720ml
    WINE ADVOCATE - 92 POINTS "Clean and pure, the elegant NV Tatenokawa Juhachi Junmai Daiginjo has a complex bouquet of lychee, peach, mushroom, white rose/jasmine and toasty aromas. Off-dry, but spicy on the palate, it offers a very long, lingering fruity and mineral finish. Rice: Yamada Nishiki. Alcohol: 15.5%."

    Rice: Yamada Nishiki
    Polishing Rate: 18%
    Alcohol: 16-17%
    Yamagata Prefecture
    Acidity: 1.5
    Amino Acid: 1

    Flavors: Luscious pear dominates the midpalate in this light, delicate, complex Sake.

    Extra care has been taken when producing Tatenokawa 18. First the team press this sake using a ’fune’ – a device that delicately & carefully presses simply under the weight of gravity – and then they select only the best 3rd of the pressed brew, the middle third known as nakadori. Nakadori is regarded as the most balanced and nuanced (the first third is a bit brash, the last a bit subdued).

    This meticulous care and dedication results in a delicious, rare sake of superb complexity & character with delicate acidity and a silky structure.
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  6. TEDORIGAWA CHRYSANTHENUM MEADOW YAMAHAI DAIGINJO SAKE

    Item #: i_102687
    Bottle Size: 720ml
    Tedorigawa "Chrysanthemum Meadow" Yamahai Daiginjo Sake 720ml

    EAn enticing imprint of chamomile and garden herbs at first sip, crossing over into a sake of surprising clarity. No other yamahai daiginjo sake brewed in Japan tastes this way: supple, racy and eminently drinkable over long periods of time.

    Prefecture: Ishikawa
    Rice: Yamadanishiki, 500 Mangoku
    Sake Meter Value: +5.0
    Acidity: 1.2
    Polishing ratio: 45%
    Yeast:Yeast: House Yeast (Kanazawa Lineage)

    Serving Recommendations:
    Best with cold dishes that combine meat or fish with vegetables, such as Thai beef salad or Salade Nicoise.

    Awards:
    Silver Award, Daiginjo B class, 2015 U.S. National Sake Appraisal
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  7. TEDORIGAWA IKI NA ONNA JUNMAI DAIGINJO "LADY LUCK" SAKE 720ML

    Item #: i_320087
    Bottle Size: 720ml
    From Ishikawa prefecture
    Rice Variety: Yamadanishiki
    Sake Meter Value: +5 (Dry)
    Polishing Ratio: 40%

    With its luscious body and ample mouthfeel, this sake evokes memory of a Chardonnay, but with lovely green melon tones. The taste is clean with a lingering mellow finish.
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  8. TEDORIGAWA KINKA NAMA DAIGINJO "GOLD BLOSSOM" SAKE 720ml -A2-

    Item #: i_320083
    Bottle Size: 720ml
    Prefecture: Ishikawa
    Rice Variety: Yamadanishiki, 500 Mangoku
    Alcohol Percentage: 15.8%
    Acidity: 1.3
    Polishing Ratio: 45%
    Sake Meter Value: +6.0
    Yeast: House Yeast (Kanazawa Lineage)
    Tedorigawa Kinka is an impressive sake with tremendous impact. Flavors of sarsaparilla and fuji apple dominate the palate, with a long finish. Its bold flavors intertwine beautifully with sushi or Izakaya fare.

    Serving Recommendations: Tedorigawa Kinka is the perfect companion for a session at the sushi bar. Its assured mouthfeel provides a perfect foil for the delicate flavors of fresh sashimi, while staunchly supporting nigiri choices like anago, mirugai and uni.

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  9. TEDORIGAWA TSUYUSANZEN JUNMAI DAIGINJO NAMAZAKE "THOUSAND DROPS OF DEW" SAKE 720ML

    Item #: i_365569
    Bottle Size: 720ml
    This rare gem of a nama Daiginjo presents a rainbow array of floral and fruity flavors overlaying a refined core structure. Silky and soft on the palate, like the haiku poetry that inspired it, “Tsuyusanzen” is transparent, evocative and allluring. One of our staff members who tasted it said, "If the Fountain of Youth was real, this is what it would taste like!"
    This is a namazake, so unpasteurized sake, so always keep this refrigerated!
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  10. TEDORIGAWA YAMAHAI JUNMAI "SILVER MOUNTAIN" 720ml SAKE -A2-

    Item #: i_365565
    Bottle Size: 720ml
    This is a connoisseur's Junmai sake, dry, sharp and smooth all in one. Its mild astringency, are classic of sakes made using the old yamahai method (in which it's yeast starter made in the laborious process).

    Serving Recommendations
    This connoisseur’s junmai can be enjoyed cold but is best warmed or served at room temperature. Spice-friendly, it pairs well with savory dishes from Middle-Eastern cuisines.

    Awards:
    Silver Award, Junmai category, 2016 U.S. National Sake Appraisal

    Prefecture: Ishikawa
    Rice Variety: Yamadanishiki, 500 Mangoku
    Alcohol Percentage: 15-16%
    Acidity: 1.7
    Polishing Ratio: 60%
    Sake Meter Value: +4.0
    Yeast: Association No.7
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    was $26.98 Special Price $24.99
  11. TORI KAI SOJU SPIRIT 750

    Item #: i_362001
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    was $39.99 Special Price $33.99
  12. TOYO BIJIN JUNMAI GINJO SAKE "ASIAN BEAUTY" 720ML

    Item #: i_360504
    Bottle Size: 720ml
    Toko Bijin Junmai Ginjo Okarakuchi "Asian Beauty" Premium Sake. Extremely Dry.
    Rice Polishing Ratio: 55%
    Prefecture: Yamaguchi

    This Junmai Ginjo steps outside of a normally luscious and full bodied style to produce a sake that starts with gorgeous tropical fruit of melon and banana and then shifts to a rippingly dry finish that evokes allspice and nutmeg. The fruit notes are coaxed out of Yamada Nishiki rice milled to 55% and careful brewing preserves those nuances while coaxing out the uniquely spicy finish. That balance of fruit and spice makes for a terrific pairing with richer foods like otoro sashimi, tonkotsu ramen or roast pork loin.
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  13. TYKU CUCUMBER SAKE CAN SAKE 250 ML

    Item #: i_365508
    Bottle Size: Each
    SAKE METER VALUE: -7.3 (semi-sweet)
    TYKU Cucumber Sake is a premium Japanese Junmai Sake infused with the natural essence of cucumber and produced at Umenoyado Brewery in Nara, Japan. Please drink chilled, and refrigerate after opening. Gluten-Free.
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  14. UNO SHUZO GENSHU DAIGINJO SAKE 720ML "KIKO"

    Item #: i_102834
    Bottle Size: 720ml
    Since 1620, Uno Shuzo has been making sake in Fukui Prefecture, which is known for its sake production. The Uno brewery focuses on using the premium Yamada Nishiki rice for its high water absorption rate and large starchy core, which gives this Junmai Daiginjo its floral, yet dry profile, with a more luscious texture.

    Prefecture: Fukui
    Dryness SMV: +4
    Acidity 1.4
    Recommended temperature Best served chilled. Also enjoyable at room temperature
    Recommended dishes: sushi, steak, or other meat fare
    Grade Junmai Daiginjo, 50% rice polish ratio (seimaibuai)
    Alcohol: 15%
    Rice: Yamada Nishiki
    Yeast: K1401 (Kanazawa Kobo)
    Water: Hakusan
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  15. YUHO RHYTHM OF THE CENTURIES YAMA-OROSHI SAKE 720ML

    Item #: i_347600
    Bottle Size: EACH
    Prefecture: Ishikawa
    Sake Meter Value (Dryness scale): +3 (dry)
    Polishing ratio: 55%
    Rice Variety: Notohikari

    Rich, full bodied, juicy, plump and a little musky look for velvety layers of nutty, earthy, and steamed rice flavors. Made by a female brewer, Miho Fujita, she does not follow traditional brewing methods. Miho enjoys drinking this room temperature, and believes her sake can stay open for longer than most – she personally likes to drink them after being open for 1-2 months!!
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  16. YUKI STRAWBERRY NIGORI 375ML

    Item #: i_320031
    Bottle Size: 375ml
    **Please note, this is a half sized bottle
    This is an unfiltered, or cloudy sake that tastes like Strawberry Quik. Shake and chill before serving. Enjoy!!
  17. YUZU OMOI SAKE Infused With YUZU 500 ML -A3-

    Item #: i_471144
    Bottle Size: 500ml
    Yuzu Omoi Sake JUNMAI SAKE Infused With YUZU - is a delicious, natural infused Yuzu Lemon Sake.

    SMV -70 (sweet)
    ACIDITY 11.
    ALCOHOL % 7
    Serve:Slightly Chilled,
    Pair w ith: fish; foie gras; beef; dessert meringue tarts and sorbet. Crisp Meyer lemon, clean grapefruit this is a wonderfully refreshing, well balanced fruit infused sake.
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