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

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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

What is Kimoto?

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KIMOTO is the older “traditional” brewing method, where nature is left to take its course. Brewers wait patiently as naturally occurring Lactobacillus (lactic acid bacteria) grows within the shubo to fight off unwanted bacteria. The rice and koji for the … Continued

Kurosawa Sake 20th Anniversary

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Encountering the hidden sake by a traveler from America The story of Kurosawa sake started in 1996 with Jun Tanaka- a young and ambitious Japanese sake importer in the US.  As someone who possessed an in-depth knowledge of sake and … Continued