Our featured Sake of the Week is Hideyoshi "Trophy" Junmai Daiginjo. This is brewed by Suzuki Shuzoten in Akita Prefecture.
Founded in 1689 in the northern mountains of Kochi, their products reflect the unique tastes & flavours of their local area. From the use of locally cultivated rice & fresh local water, their goal is to create delicious sakes that respect and care for their local community.
This special sake won the trophy in the Junmai Daiginjo category of the International Wine Challenge 2019. This means that it was the no1 sake out of almost 500 entries in the most heavily contested category!
For the 6th IRA Sake On-nomi, we will be doing a Cheese with Sake Pairing! We will be working with the Cheese Ark to bring you 5 cheeses with 5 different sakes for pairing.
People seldom think that Sake is a natural pairing for Cheese. This is because many people only think of Sake pairings with Japanese food, and cheese does not feature heavily in tradition Japanese cuisine.
Yet, Sake and cheese have a lot in common! Lactic acid (Milk acid) features heavily in both products, and both also are very high in umami. In theory, they should synergise very well together and increase complexity!
For the 6th IRA Sake On-nomi, we will be doing a namazake tasting! Namazakes are sakes that have not been pasteurised. This gives it a fruitier and fresher taste.
We have 5 x 80ml sample Sake in a tasting flight. We will also make this sake set available in a full bottles.
This namazake selection set will be available at only $38 per set. The Full Bottle Set will be available at $258. This will be inclusive of 3 bottles of Nihonsakari Daiginjo Nama 200ml.
Please purchase your tasting sets at https://theartofsake.com/collections/ira-sake-onnomi
theartofsake.com's next zoom on-nomi will be happening on the 10th June 2020.
This will be our 5th online sake tasting session and we will be doing a sake blind tasting! Blind tasting is a very important element of learning about any alcohol. It is fun for beginners to understand what Sakes they enjoy more, without any bias from the sake label.
Please purchase your tastings sets and individual bottles at https://theartofsake.com/collections/ira-sake-onnomi
theartofsake.com's next zoom on-nomi will be happening on the 27th May 2020.
This is the 4th and last online tasting before the Circuit Breaker ends (we hope). As such, we are doing something special!
We have 5 x Daiginjo/Junmai Daiginjo sake for tasting, with a Juyondai Daiginjo Sake included. This usually retails for $980!
Please purchase your tastings sets and individual bottles at theartofsake.com/collections/premium-daiginjo-tasting-set
- Adrian Goh
- Brand Marketing
- Brewery Visit
- Cheese Pairing
- Female Brewer/Owner
- Japanese Business
- Joshua Kalinan
- Private Session
- Sake Course
- Sake of the Week
- Sake Resource
- Sake Service Institute
- Sake Set
- Schott Zweisel
- Warehouse Sale
- Warm Sake