2011

Sake Journal 2011:

1/3

Tsukasabotan Senchu Hassaku Tokebetsu Junmai, Ozuma

Ichishma Ginnoyorokobi, Ozuma

Kura No Hana “Fair Maiden” Hoyo

Autumnia Elixir Junmai Daiginjo

Chikurin Karoyaka “Lightness” Junmai

1/4

Tonanoko Junmai Daiginjo

Kubota Senju

Kamoizumi Kome Junmai Daiginjo

Kokuryu “Cold Dragon” Daiginjo

1/5

Dewasansan Dewazakura “Green Ridge”

Miyasaka Yamahai 50 Nama

Kamoizumi - Junmai Daiginjo ”Autumnal Elixir

1/11 Kuro Kabuto Junmai Daiginjo, Black Koji brew

1/13 Sato No Homare “Pride of Village” Junmai Ginjo

1/19 Okunomatsu Junmai Tukubetsu

2/12 Tsukasabotan Ryoma Kanano Dengonji Junmai

3/8 Shirataki Jukusei No Jozen Mizunogotoshi Junmai Ginjo

3/28 Konteki Junmai Daiginjo “Pearls of SImplicity”, Lure, New York City

4/2 Harashika Shiboribana Junmai Ginjo Nama

4/6 Kamikokoro Toukagen Shiboritate Tokubetsu Junmai Nama Genshu

4/16

Kan Nihonigai Ginjo

Shichi Honyari Junmai

4/22 Ichinokura Tokubetsu Nama Genshu Nigori

5/13 Sake Fest

Fukukomachi Daiginjo

Tsukiyo Tokubetsu Junmai

Sawano Tsunu Minume Junmai Daiginjo

Dassai Junmai Daiginjo 50

Manabito Ginjo Hinomaru

Nanububiju, All Koji 2009

Kariho Daiginjo

Aramasa Rokugo Tokubetsu Junmai

Asamai Ama No To “Time of Reflection”

Ama No To “Heaven’s Doom”

Nanbu Bijen Tokubetsu Junmai

Tengumai Umajun Junmai

Yoshi No Bana Gokujo Ginjo

Eiko Fuji Namazake Junmai Ginjo

Nanbu Bijin Daiginjo

Eiko Fuji Junmai Ginjo Nama Genshu

Dewazakura Oka Ginjo

Rokkasen Junmai Sparking Rose

Kudoki Jozu Junmai Ginjo

Ichi No Kura

Ichi No Kura Nigori Tokubetsu Junmai Nama Genshu

Urakasumi Zen Junmai Ginjo

Kura no Hana Junmai Daiginjo

Hokushika Yoneshiro Daiginjo

Hokushika Secchu Chozo

Hokushika Suzushina Shiboritate Nama Chozo

Hokushika Nomube Honjozo

Yuki No Bosha Akita Komachi Daiginjo

Yuki No Bosha Nigori Junmai Ginjo

Daishichi Kimoto Honjozo

Naraman Junmai Muroka Bin Hiire

Homare Junmai Koji Choko Jukuseishu

Yoshinogawa Gokujo Ginjo

Yoshinogawa Echigo Junmai

5/27

Yuri Masamune

Dewatsuru Kimoto

Kasumi Tsuru Kimote “Crane of Kasumi”, dry

6/10 Hyoshou “Diamond Dust” Junmai Ginjo Usu-Nigori

7/8 Isojuman Junmai Ginjo

7/11 Yuki No Bosha Akitakomachi Daiginjo

2010

Sake Journal 2010:

2/1 Umenishiki Hitosuji Junmai Ginjo

2/6 Yowano Tsuki Junmai Ginjo “Midnight Moon”

2/7 Shirataki “Sara Wind” Junmai

2/10 Tsukinokatsura Junmai

2/11 Kamikokoro Oshima Shuichi Junmai Daiginjo

2/12 Kamikokoro Oshima Shuichi Junmai Daiginjo

2/26

Kariho Namahage “Devil’s Mask”

Shichi Hon Yari Junmai “7 Spears”

Yuki No Bosha Junmai Ginjo Nigori

3/5

Wakatake Onikoroshi Junmai Daiginjo

Shirakawago Sasanigori

Bunraku Nihonjin No Wasuremono

Tenryu Hidahomare Junmai Daiginjo “Imperial Landing”

3/6 Ichishima Junmai

3/7 Ohyama Tokubetsu Junmai Nigori

3/26 Narutotai Ginjo Nama Genshu

4/3

Born Muroka Nama Genshu Junmai Daiginjo

Tsukasa Botan Daiginjo

4/10 Wakatake Onikoroshi Junmai Ginjo

4/14 Sake Fest, New York

Yaegaki Junmai “Black Bottle”

Ty Ku Junmai Daiginjo

Kikumasamune Taru Junmai

Suigei Tokubetsu Junmai “Drunken Whale”

Kikusui Funaguchi Honjozo Nama Genshu

Hakkaisan Honjozo “Eight Peaks”

Okunomatsu Ginjo

Shichiken Junmai Ginjo

Mu Black Label Junmai Daiginjo

Hananomai Junmai Ginjo

Yaegaki Nigori

Garyusa Junmai GInjo

Garyusa Junmai Ginjo

4/22 Nakabisu Tokubetsu Junami “Ninja”

4/25

Nikko SF Chikurin Fukamari

Suirakuten Nama Genshu Junmai Daiginjo “Heaven of Tipsy Delight”

Kokuryu Ryu “Black Dragon”

4/26

Masumi Okuden Kantsukuri “Mirror of Truth” Junmai

Kamoizumi Shusen “Three Dots” Junmai

Miyasaka Yamahai 50 Nama “Last Ride Home”

Fukunishi Junmai

Kubota Manju “Ten Thousand Dreams” Junmai Daiginjo

Masumi Nagano “Seventh Heaven”

Ichinokura Nigori Junmai Nama Genshu Tokubetsu

Ichishima Honozo

Kamikokoro Ume No Tsuki Junmai Daiginjo

Kasumi Tsuru “The Crane of Kasumi”

Kamokumi “Red Maple”

Born Muroka Nama Genshu Junmai Daiginjo

4/27 Jukusei Funaguchi Kikusui Ichiban Shibori

5/1

Meisousui Junmai Daiginjo , Zama Restaurant

Kushi No Tosetuka Junmai Ginjo, Zama Restaurant

Otokoyama Tokubetsu Junmai  ”Man’s Mountain”, Zama Restaurant

Carl Lewis:

Kariho Namahage Junami

Meijo Ginjo

Itami Onigoroshi Junmai

Tozai “Snow Maiden” Nigori

Garyuba Genshu Junmai Ginjo

5/6

Tomio Genshu Junmai Daiginjo

Niwa No Uguisu Tokubetsu Junmai, Zama Restaurant

Tenryo Koshu Junmai Daiginjo

5/10 Miyasaka Yamahai 50 Nama “Last Ride Home”

5/15 Narutotai Genshu Junmai Ginjo

5/19 Juyondai Junmai Ginjo

5/22 Kotsuzumi Junmai Daiginjo ”Rojo Hanaari”

6/5 Konteki “Tears of Dawn” Daiginjo

6/10 Harushika Junmai Ginjo

6/16

Morimoto Fukumitsuya Ishikawa Junmai, 2 year

Morimoto Fukumitsuya Ishikawa Junmai Ginjo

Morimoto Fukumitsuya Ishikawa Junmai Daiginjo, 10 year

Sempuku Daiginjo “Thousands of Fortune”

6/21

Konteki “Pearls of Simplicity” Junmai Daiginjo

Sawanoi Junmai Daiginjo

6/28 Ohyama Tokubetsu Junmai Nigori

7/2 Tenryu Hidahomare Junmai Ginjo

7/8  Meisosui Junmai Daiginjo

7/12 Mantensei “Star Filled Sky” Junmai Daiginjo

7/16 Tentaka “Hawk In Heavens” Junmai

7/20 Konteki “Tears of Dawn” Daiginjo

7/23 Dewatsuru Habataki Junmai Daiginjo

7/30 Fukucho Junmai Daiginjo “Moon On Water”, very good

8/5 Karatamaba “Dry Wave” Ozeki

8/10 Shirataki “Sara Wind” Junmai

8/14

Konteki “Tears of Dawn”

Kannihonkai Mizusuminosato, Zama Restaurant

9/2

Born Yume wa Masayume “Dreams Come True”

Myoka Rangyoku Junmai Daiginjo

Senshin Junmai Daiginjo

Minowamon Junmai Daiginjo, Hokkaido

9/10 Kaiun Junmai Daiginjo “Better Fortune”

9/11

Sawanoi Junmai Daiginjo Kamekuchi

Rihaku Nigori Tokubetsu “Dreamy Clouds” Junmai

9/19 Takijiman Iga Yamada Nishiki

9/23 Kamaya Kyuzaemon Taruzake Junmai

10/1 National Sake Day

Kariho Namahage Yamahai Junmai

Born Muroka Nama Genshu

Funaguchi Kikusui

10/10 Hakushika Yamadanishik Junmai, Yangming Restaurant

10/13 Junmai Kyosokyoku , Kurashiki region, Zama Restaurant

10/18 Kira Honjozo “Folding Fan”

10/23 Nanbu Buin “Southern Beauty” Junmai Daiginjo

10/26

Tenryo Koshu Junmai Daiginjo, Zama Restaurant

Junmaishu Rikishi , Zama Restaurant

11/12 Sake Fest

Takasago Ginga Shizuku “Divine Droplets” Junami Daiginjo

Kokuryu Ishidaya Junmai Daiginjo

Kimura Fukukomachi Daiginjo

Kimura Mune No Uchi Tokubetsu Junmai

Asamai Ama No To “Time fo Reflection” Junmai Daiginjo

Hokushika Yuki No Towada Akita Style Yamahai Junmai

Hokushika Secchu Chozo Daiginjo

Akitabare Suirakuten Junmai Daiginjo

Dewatsuru Hihaku Junmai Daiginjo

HInomaru Manabito Ginjo

Fukushiak Daishichi

Daishichi Kimoto Honjozo

Naraman Junmai Muroka Bin hiire Fukushima Yumegokoro

Hiroshima Nakao Jozo

Seiko Takehara Junmai

Yamaguchi Asashi Shuzo Yamaguchi Asahu Shuzo

Seikyo Takahare Junmai

Dassai Junmai Daiginjo 50

Dassai Junmai Daiginjo 39

Ishikawa Shata Shuzo

Tenguimai Yamahai Junmai

Ishikawa Shata Shuzo

Tenguimai Junami Ginjo Umagin

Niigata Hakkaisan

Hakkaisan  Tokubetsu Junmai

Ishikawa Fukumitsuya

Kagatobi Junmai Ginjo

11/15 Kikuchi Junmai Ginjo, Niigata

11/19

Tenryo Koshu Junmai Daiginjo

Tokubestsu Junmai Nama

Wakatake Onikoroshi Aki No Ki- Ippon

11/25 Sawanoi Hiroshi Junmai Nama

11/27 

Oni Karakuchi Junmai Shu

Kitaya Kan Sansui Nigori Junmai Daiginjo

12/7 Masumi Okuden Kanzukuri “Mirror of Truth” Junmai

12/10

Ume No Yado Junmai Daiginjo

Kanihonke Mizuumi Junmai Daiginjo

12/11 Atago No Matsu Honjozo

12/23 Takijiman Junmai

12/24 Masumi Okuden Kanzukuri “Mirror of Truth” Junmai

12/25 Honjozo Namazume  Ura Gasanryu Koba

12/30

Kinan- ZanJunmai Daiginjo

Kanbara “Bride of Fox” Junmai Ginjo, great

Kamoshibito Junmai Daiginjo

Born Nama Genshu

 

2009

Sake Journal 2009:

1/22 Aisansan Junmai

1/23 Chiyonosono Junmai Daiginjo “Garden of Eternity”

1/29 Yume Akari Junmai

1/30 Hokusetsu yk35 Junmai Nobu

2/5 Kaguyahime Junmai

2/8 Onja Josha Junmai Ginjo “Lady Lord of the Castle”

2/13 Morimoto Junmai Fukumitsuya

2/14

Kabana Junmai Ginjo “Wings of Fortune”

Umenishiki Hitosuji Junmai GInjo

2/21 Onikoroshi Wakatake

2/24 Koshino Sasame Yuki Junmai

2/27 Chokaisan Junmai Daiginjo

2/28 Koten Sharaku Junmai Daiginjo

3/23 Komeyuga Junmai Daiginjo

3/25

Kariho Namahage “Devil’s Mask”

Mutsu Otokoyama

4/12 Bishonen Ginjo “Beautiful Boy”

4/21 

Shichi Hon Yari “7 Spearsmen”

Momokawa G Joy Junmai Ginjo Genshu

Kikusui Junmai Ginjo

5/1 Koshino Tousetsuka

5/4 Shirataki Jozen Mizunogotoshi Junmai Ginjo “Pure Flower”

5/5 Ichinokura Himezen Junmai

5/16 Shirakabe Gura Tokubetsu Junmai

5/22 Crazy Milk Nigori

5/28 Tenranzan Junmai Daiginjo

6/13 Tsukinokatsura Heiankyo Junmai Daiginjo

6/20 Masumi Sanka Junmai Daiginjo “Mountain Flowers”, Nagano Region

6/27 Ichishima Junmai Ginjo

6/28 Bishonen Ginjo “Beautiful Boy”

6/30

Mu Junmai Daiginjo “Nothingness”

Hananomai Junmai

Hatsumago Junmai

Meibo Yowano Tsuki “Midnight Moon”

7/4 Shirataki Jozen Mizunogotoshi Junmai Ginjo

7/18 Koshi No Tosestuka Junmai Ginjo, Takano Brewery

7/29 Suisin Ginjo Tenjomukyo

7/30

Chikuru Junmai Chiba

Takasago Ginga Shizuku Junmai Daiginjo “Divine Droplets”

Tsukasabotan Shizuku Junmai Daiginjo “King of Peony”

7/31 

Shintaro Junmai

Nihonjin Wasuremono Yamahai “Forgotten Spirit”

Kagatobi Junmai Ginjo

9/25 Masumi Karakuchi Ki- Ippon Junmai Ginjo

9/27 Mura Mura Junmai Ginjo Nigori Genshu

9/30 Bishonen Junmai Daiginjo

10/13 Chiyono Junmai Daiginjo “Garden of Eternity”

10/15 Tenranzan Kaori Junmai Daiginjo

10/22 Nanbu Bijin Junmai

10/30 Masumi Sanka Junmai Daiginjo

10/31 Minato Harbor Tsuchizaki Yamahai Futsushu

11/4 Shirataki Jozen Mizunogotoshi Junmai Ginjo

11/12

Tousetsuka Junmai Daiginjo

Madoka Genshu Honjyozo

11/16

Kissui Miyanoyuki Junmai

Setsugetsuka Junmai Ginjo

11/20 Tenranzen Junmai Ginjo

11/25 Yonetsuru Junmai Daignjo

12/4 

Yowano Tsuki Junmai Ginjo

Meibo Yowano Tsuki “Midnight Moon”

12/12 Beni Mansaku Junmai Ginjo

12/19 Akaiwaomachi Mai Junmai Ginjo ,Toshimori Shuzo Co. Ltd.

12/21 Akitora “Tiger” Junmai Ginjo

12/22 Matsu No Midori Junmai Daiginjo

 

2008

Sake Journal 2008

8/3 

Tsukasabotan Ginjo Nama (seasonal)

Masumi Nanago Tamani Style Junmai Daiginjo

Dassai 23 Junmai Daiginjo

Moriko Junmai Daiginjo

Okunomatsu Junmai Daiginjo Sparkling

8/10

Tedorigawa Ishikawa Ginjo

Toyamo Ginjo

Jukigen Yamagato Ginjo

Fukkushu

Funaguchi Kikusui

Hiwayo 23

Yuki No Basha Junmai Ginjo Nigori

8/12 Ban Ryu Eiko Fuji “10,000 Ways”

8/15 Mizunoshirabe Ginjo Yamamoto

8/21 Kaika Kazeno Ichirin Junmai Ginjo

8/27

Hitorimusume Sayaka Junmai

Madoko Honjyozo

8/30

Tentaka Kuni Junmai “Hawk of the Heavens”

Kamotsuru Tokubetsu Junmai, outstanding.

9/12 Mantensei “Star-Filled Sky” Junmai Ginjo Premium

9/18 Otokoyama Fukkoshu Junmai Genshu

9/19 Shimazaki Junmai

9/27

Gassan no Yuki Junmai Ginjyo

Koshino Sasame Yuki Junmai

9/29 Mantensei “Star-Filled Sky” Junmai Ginjo Premium

10/5 Denemon Junmai Ginjo

10/6 Mukune Junmai Ginjo “Root of Innocence”

10/20 Mineno Hakubai Junmai Ginjo

10/27 Yonetsuru Junmai Daiginjo

11/7 Kudoki Jozo Junmai Ginjo “Pick-up Artist”

11/8 Ban Ryu Eiko Fuji “10,000 Ways”

11/10

Yonetsuru Daiginjo

Bishonen Junmai Ginjo

11/14 Sake Fest, New York, Japanese American Association, 15 W. 44th Street

Kimura Kimura Junmai Daiginjo

Kimura Futomaki Daiginjo

Kimura Akita Toji Ginjo Benshu

Kimura Bisikan Daiginjo Genshu

Kimura Hadare Yuki Junmai Nigori

Akitabare Koshiki Junzukuri “Northern Skies”

Aramasa  Junmai Ginjo

Hiraizumi Yamahai Junami

Asamai Amanoto Junmai Daiginjo “Time of Reflection”

Naba Harbor Tsucjizaki Nama Genshu

Manabito Junmai Daiginjo

Hinomaru Jozo

Naba Shoten Minato Harbor Tsuchizaki Yamahai Futsuu

Hakushika Junmai

Kuromatsu- Hakushika Junmai Ginjo

Dewatsuru Kimoto Junmai Daiginjo

Dewatsuru Habataki Junmai Ginjo

Suzuki Hideyoshi Junmai Ginjo

Suzuki Shuzoten Hideyoshi Junmai Ginjo

Saita Yurmasamui Daiginjo

Suzuki Hideyoshi Amakarapin

11/14 Sake Fest, New York City, Akita Association

Tengumai Umajun Junmai

Ishikawa

Shata

Honjozo

Daishichi Kimoto

Kamoizumi “Summer Snow” Junmai Ginjo Nigori

Nanbu Bijin Tokubetsu Junmai

Junmai Ginjo Muroka Nama Nama

Yusura Junmai Daiginjo

Sudo Honke

Miyaga

Uchigasaki Junmai Daiginjo

Hoyo Kura No Hana Junmai Daiginjo

Maihime Junmai Ginjo

Dewazakura Omachi Junmai Ginjo

Junmai Ginjo Nama

Miyasaka Yamahai 50

Tenzan Junmai Genshu

Jizake Tenzan Junmai

Tokubetsu Junmai Genshu

11/17 Zui Chou Junmai Daiginjo

11/21 Koi No Kawa “River of Love” Junmai Ginjo

11/22

Akita Chokaisan Junmai Daiginjo

Dewazakura Junmai Kimoto

Fukuromachi Daiginjo

Dewazakura Tobiroku

Akanumruku Junmai Daiginjo

11/25

Yukikage “Snow Shadow” Tokubetsu Junmai

Hou Hou Sho Sparkling

Urakasumi Zen Junmai Ginjo

12/11

Fukumitya Junmai

Shichi Hon Yari “7 Spearsmen”

12/12 Miyasaka Yawanaka Junmai

12/23 Mineno Hakubai Junmai Ginjo Premium

12/28 Ohtouka Namazake Junmai

2007

2/2  Koten 1997

2/9  Harshika Tokimeki Sparkling (Buddakan, Atlantic City)

2/10 Japon Sparkling, Kyoto

2/16 Tokubetsu Junmai “Heaven’s Door” (Mandarin Oriental, Washington, DC)

2/17 Nagarawa Nigori Sparkling “Emporor’s Well”, Nigata

2/18 Halasuru, Nada District

2/23 Hou Hou Shu Sparkling

2/24 Sho Chiku Bai Nigori

2/25 Poochi Poochi

3/11 Decibel, New York City

Denshu Sake

Tsukasatan

Kurashizuku

Himezen

Tousetsuka

Anmasa Ahoma

3/17  Shutendoji Oh-Oni Junmai Nama Genshu

3/20  Ozeki Ginjo Premier

3/25

Honjozo Ginjo

Kaori Nigori

Denemon Junmai Daiginjo

Tsukisagi “Moon Rabbit”

Zuichokyoshawa Zipang

3/31

Tousetsuka: A perfect accompaniment to oysters on the half shell, this delicate sake, which means “Winte Snow Flower”, is light and floral.

Genbai San No Onigoroshi: Called the “Devil Slayer”, this sake is medium dry and smooth. also, it blends well as a martini.

Hitorimusume “Sayaka”: A smooth, clean medium dry sake. This full body sake has fresh aromas of wild plant.

Katana:quintessential old-school sake is dry and sharp. Pairs well with any type of caviar, such as ikura

4/1

Kaika Kazeno Ichirin “Flower in the wind” Junmai Ginjo

Taiheizan Tenko “Heavenly Grace”, Junmai Ginjo

4/11 Sake Fest, Loews, Philadelphia

Yamagata Hoten Junmai Ginjo

Ohkaguru – Kaori-Junmai Daiginjo Mu

Morimoto 1972 – “Pure” Kizakun

Kira Honjozu Suehro

Ohtouka Nama Sake

Shichi Hon Yari

Kasumi Tsuru Yamahai Ginjo – Yuki No Bosha

Nanbuyn Junmai

Kissui Miyanoyuki

Hakutsuru Excellent Sake “Tanrei Junmai”

Tenranzan Junmai

Miyanoyuki Junmai Daiginjo

Kaguya Hime Yamamoto Hake

4/13 Wakatake Onikoroshi Daiginjo

5/26 Harushika Shiboribana

6/7   Koi No Kawa “River of Love”

7/7   Kamikokoro Toukagen Tokubetsu Junmai Nama Genshu Shiboritate, Best sake of the year.

7/29 Birthday Week in New York City

Nanbu Bijin “Ancient Pillars” Junmai Daiginjo

Minowamon Junmai Daiginjo

Dassai 50 Junmai Daiginjo

Kikuhime Yamagata

Kubata Daiginjo

Senshin Junmai Daiginjo

Ichinokura ”Shozanten” Junmai Daiginjo

Ichinokura “Nama” Junmai Nigori

Ichinokura “Taru” Junmai

Urakasumi Junmai Daiginjo Super Premium

Urakasumi “Zen” Junmai Ginjo Premium

Urakasumi Junmai (pure rice)

*Sawanoi Kioke Jikomi Iroha Junmai

8/9  Tenzan Tsuki Usagi Sparkling “Moon Rabbit”

8/16 Tenrawzan Junmai Nigori “Sake Romance”

8/24 Matsunoi “Wishing Well” Tokubetsu Honjozo

10/1

Meisousui Junmai Daiginjo

Yatsushika Tokubetsu Junmai Jizake

Kitaya Kansansui Kasumi

 

 

9 Sake’s to Try

1| Otokoyama Man’s Mountain tokubetsu junmai

“Pristine snow becomes the water that gives this dry sake its crispness. Made with rice that has been 40 percent buffed away for greater purity, it’s best served chilled with rich seafood such as escolar or toro.” -Rob Wiley in Details March  2011

 

2| Kanbara Bride of the Fox junmai ginjo

“A refined sake—from at least 40 percent polished rice—that does its magic barely chilled and in a wineglass. Team it with big flavors like smoked fish and wild game” – Rob Willey in Details March 2011

 

3| Takasago Ginga Shizuku Divine Droplets junmai daiginjo

“The highest grade of sake, with rice milled to at least half its original size, this is made with rainwater in an igloo in Hokkaido. Try it cool, with raw oysters.” -Rob Willey in Details March 2011

 

4| Kikusui Funaguchi honjozo namagenshu

“Crack open a cold can and then match it with a rich dessert, like pineapple gelato or coconut cream pie. Be sure to refrigerate; nama means it’s unpasteurized.” -Rob Willey in Details March 2011

5| Yuri Masamune futsu-shu

“The equivalent of a great table wine, it’s meant to be knocked back in ample quantities at any temperature and paired with simple grilled meats.” – Rob Willey in Details March 2011

 

6| Hanahato Kijoshu junmai kijoshu

“Most sake is consumed young and fresh, but this is aged eight years. Treat it like port: Serve cool in a wineglass, accompanied by chocolate.” -Rob Willey in Details 2011

 

7| Masumi Nanago Seventh Heaven junmai daiginjo

“The twist here is an old-school brewing method called yamahai. Serve this earthy elixir chilled with pungent cheeses and cured meats.” – Rob Willey in Details March 2011

 

8| Dassai nigori junmai daiginjo

A milky-hued sparkling sake̬nigori indicates it’s coarsely filtered and on the sweet side—with an effervescence ideal for fruit-driven desserts.” -Rob Willey in Details March 2011

 

9| Umenishiki Hitosuji junmai ginjo genshu

“Bottled at cask strength—genshu, as pros say—this is stern stuff. Sip it over ice with hearty fare like steak or fried fish.” -Rob Willey in Details March 2011

 

S0urce: http://www.details.com/style-advice/food-and-drinks/201103/best-sake-to-buy-expert-picks