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“Beau-Zone” Layer – Tamanohikari Reishu “Brilliant Jade" June, 2015 From Kyoto Prefecture. Junmai Ginjo “Frozen Sake".SMV: +3 Acidity: 1.8   There I was at their Fushimi brewery almost a decade ago, when the then President of Tamanohikri walked to his freezer and said do you want to see something magical? (I knew what he... Continue reading article ›
“Beau-Zone” Layer – Ichinokura “Mukansa Chokarakuchi” March, 2015 Ichinokura “Mukansa Chokarakuchi”  720ml=$23From Miyagi Prefecture. Honjozo, SMV: +10 Acidity: 1.3   I have selected this sake to honor and remember the people who lost their lives in the great Tohoku earthquake on March 11th, 2011. This brewery was damaged by the quake and they... Continue reading article ›
“Beau-Zone” Layer – Kimurashiki Kiseki No Osake “Miracle Sake”February, 2015 Okay – since the Beau-Zone Layer is about sakes with stories, I felt like this brew is a story worth sharing. There was once an apple orchard in Japan that grew okay apples. Not great and not special. As hard as they tried they could... Continue reading article ›
“Beau-Zone” Layer – Gunma Izumi “Famous Fountain” January, 2015 From Gunma Prefecture. Honjozo. SMV:+3 Acidity:1.5 I often write about a brew being “drinkable.” You’d hope all sakes are drinkable, but this is one of the select few that is truly coifable! Look for hints of honey, nuts and buttery elements that are smoky, slick... Continue reading article ›
The Beau-Zone Layer – Umenishiki “Gorgeous Plum” December, 2014 From Ehime Prefecture. Junmai Daiginjo. SMV: +2 Acidity: 1.4 Nothing says the holidays like this “Gorgeous Plum.” Seriously! A red felt box that houses one of the best sakes in the store is the true way to give a Christmas present. No wrapping paper necessary!... Continue reading article ›
The Beau-Zone Layer – Bishonen “Beautiful Boy” November, 2014 The Beau-Zone Layer – Bishonen “Beautiful Boy”From Hiroshima Prefecture. Junmai Ginjo. SMV: +2 Acidity: 1.7   It’s fall and it’s the foodie season and everything is all gravy! Well not everything, but gravy will be in your near future. So too will fall veggies and... Continue reading article ›
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