Food Pairing : KATANA Extra Dry Junmai Ginjo

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A full-bodied drink with SMV+7, this super-dry sake has a strong presence and thick flavor with almost no perceptible smell or sweetness. Its excellent flavor, dryness and acidity pair well with bold, sweet, or oily foods. (ex.) Tempura, Sushi, rich-flavor … Continued


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Hello Sake lovers! We are pleased to announce the launch of our new product KIGEN SAKE CUP.   “Infusing Japanese Tradition into a Modern Era” KIGEN translates to an origin, a beginning, an era, and refers to Japan’s deep sense … Continued

IWC Champion sake, Okunomatsu Ginjo

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It’s our honor to announce that Okunomatsu Ginjo has been selected as a champion sake (from 1639 sake brands) for International Wine Challenge 2018.  

Sake sampling at Whole Foods Market Arroyo.

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TGIF! We will be sampling our sake at Whole Foods Market this afternoon. Jan 19th 2018 starts 3:30pm. Whole Foods Market Arroyo location. 465 South Arroyo Parkway Pasadena, CA 91105   Stop by sake section and try…Kurosawa Junmai Kimoto, Katana Junmai Ginjo, … Continued

Food Pairing: KUROSAWA Premium Daiginjo

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Originally crafted to commemorate the brewery’s 10th Anniversary, Kurosawa Daiginjo Premium Reserve is smooth and delicate with aromas of fresh warm rice pudding, creamy cashew nougat, and coconut-raisin cake and a silky fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body with a vanilla taffy, spiced … Continued

Food Pairing: KUROSAWA Nigori (Unfiltered)

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“Cloudy” sake with a creamy umami body.  Fruity flavors & aromas of coconut, mango and pineapple with a hint of cereal.  An excellent pairing with: Hawaiian BBQ; Spicy Foods such as Mexican Mole, Thai Spicy “Drunken” Noodles and Indian Curry; … Continued

Food Pairing: KUROSAWA Junmai Kimoto

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A well-rounded sake with aromas of dried pear, spicy custard and dusty radish.  Rich in mineral flavors with a soft, creamy dry-yet-fruity medium body and a resonant, lightly peppery jicama accented finish.  Pairs perfectly with: Boiled Pork; Smoked Salmon; Cheese-based … Continued

What is the shelf life of sake?

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What is the shelf life of sake? In general, an unopened bottle of sake is good up to 18 months when kept in a cool dark place, preferably refrigerated. Once opened, unused portions should be stored under refrigeration and finished … Continued

Should sake be served hot or chilled?

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Should sake be served hot or chilled?  Do you heat up sake when its Bad Quality? Usually a smooth, clean, fragrant , or floral sake should be served cold. Warming may erase any subtle aromas and complexities. However, warming up … Continued