September 2006

Summary of the "Ginjo Sake Tasting" at Skipjack Sushi

Posted by Beau Timken in 2006, Newsletter, September

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:

On August 15th forty fellow sake folks headed to Skipjack Sushi in Cow Hollow to rip a part 7 sakes that were paired (in general) with some of Chef/Owner Stewart Chen's succulent creations. Herewith was the line-up of the Ginjo's selected for the second annual "Ginjo Night" Tasting:

SAKE # 1, "WELCOME SAKE": Taisetsu "Gardens of the Divine"
Hokkaido Prefecture.
Junmai Ginjo. SMV: +3 Acidity: 1.4
SAKE # 2: Kokuryu "Black Dragon"
Fukui Prefecture.
Junmai Ginjo. SMV: +3 Acidity: 1.4SAKE # 3: Tokun Shariku "Samurai"
Chiba prefecture.
Organic Junmai Ginjo. SMV: +2 Acidity: 1.3


SAKE # 4: Kasumi Tsuru " The Crane"
Hyogo Prefecture.
Yamahai Ginjo. SMV: +3 Acidity: 1.4

SAKE #5: Tsukinokatsura Heiankyo "Ancient Capital"
Kyoto Prefecture.
Junmai Ginjo. SMV: +0.5 Acidity: 1.6

SAKE # 6: Yamahoushi "Mountain Buddhist"
Yamagata Prefecture.
Junmai Ginjo. SMV: -1.5 Acidity: 1.3

SAKE #7: Amanoto "Diamond Dust"
Akita Prefecture.
Junmai Ginjo Usu-Nigori. SMV: -3 Acidity: 1.3

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