On a recent trip to Awajishima (Awaji island, a tiny island inbetween Honshu and Shikoku, just off the coast of Kobe), we stopped in at the local sake brewery Sennenichi to pick up a bottle of the local brew to take home. We were greeted very warmly and were very quickly invited for a mini-tour […]
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47 Cup sakes from the Forty Seven Prefectures in Japan!
In Japan there are a thousand and one ways to buy and drink sake. From the huge barrels you find outside Shinto shrines and at weddings or company promotional events, to the standard 1.8l or 750ml bottles, to the one-cup glasses or box cartons from vending machines. Recently in Family Mart convenience stores a new […]
Late again with my post about July’s sake club selection – the August delivery arrived yesterday. At least I’d managed to try them all this time. Just this minute posted up the reviews. All three were phenomenal sakes this time, all scoring 90 or more with one reaching 95! The sake’s were from three different […]
Bit late posting this as the June delivery is due tomorrow, but these are the 3 sake bottles that were delivered in May from my Sake Club here in Japan. Again, they are all from the Slow Food Nippon 2009 contest, and they are (from left to right) : Umenishiki Junmaigenshu from Umenishiki Brewery in […]