June 2006

Summary of the "Importer Feedback Tasting"

Posted by admin in 2006, June, Newsletter, Sake Tastings

We typically get 20-30 emails per Newsletter from those wanting a summary of past sake tasting events. As such I make it a regular practice to highlight what you fools have been missing! (I say that in the most loving of ways). Point being, many people cannot attend a tasting and they want to know what goes down at these fun and informative events. Bottom-line is that we bend over backwards to create events that feature superb sakes, great spaces, and fabulous foods. You should at some point attend one of our tastings, and here's another example of why:

sake summary june 2006On May 9th Henry Sidel of Joto Sake Imports came to San Francisco to aid in a special tasting, which featured his sakes and "my people" giving great feedback! The point of the exercise was to show Henry how savvy True Sake tasters can be, and for him to hear some differing perspectives of his brews. As Henry started the Joto venture quite recently, we wanted to put his selection of sake – 4 of which we sell at True Sake – through the paces. Along with some amazing appetizers prepared by Miwa and hosted by the very beautiful FIND design store in Hayes Valley, the night was brilliant from start to finish.

Miwa's Menu:Grilled Eringi mushroom, Masago sandwiches, Japanese cucumber with mini chikuwa. (Also white fish spread, various dry squid, edamame, and rice crackers.)

Herewith are the sakes that were poured on that wonderful evening, and all are available through the store, but some may have to be special ordered, which usually means that you must order a case (6 bottles).

#1A) Shichi Hon Yari "The Seven Spearmen"
From Shiga Prefecture. Junmai. SMV: +4 Acidity: 1.5
#1B) Shichi Hon Yari "The Seven Spearmen"
From Shiga Prefecture. Junmai. SMV: +4 Acidity: 1.5
This bottle was distressed for three weeks!
#2) Shichi Hon Yari "The Seven Spearmen"
From Shiga Prefecture. Junmai Ginjo. SMV: +5 Acidity: 1.3
#3) Kasumi Tsuru " The Crane"
From Hyogo Prefecture. Yamahai Ginjo. SMV: +3 Acidity: 1.4
#4) Yuki no Bosha "Cabin In The Snow"
From Akita Prefecture. Junmai Ginjo. SMV: +1 Acidity: 1.9
#5) Yuki no Bosha "Cabin In The Snow"
From Akita Prefecture. Daiginjo. SMV: +4 Acidity: 1.3
#6) Yuki no Bosha "Cabin In The Snow"
From Akita Prefecture. Junmai Daiginjo. SMV: +3 Acidity: 1.5

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