Sake Story - Top Ten Mom's Day Sakes
Yup - you better not forget her. Yes her! The one who brought us into this story called our lives - talk about a "ground zero." Is there any more ground zero for each of us than our dear mothers? (I must tread very lightly here as a certain "mom" is reading this very issue!) The first of our five senses were all Mom. We tasted her - smelled her - saw her - heard her - and most of all felt her. So why not repay that lady with five awesome senses of her own? The gift of sake achieves all five of the senses that she shared with you way back when. And for a limited time only we will throw in the nebulous sixth flavor - Umami (which rhymes with Mommy) for free - but for a limited time only! Herewith are the Top Ten Mother's Day Sakes chosen by name - feeling - mood - and Hollywood "Mommy Dearest" twist:
- Ichinokura Himezen "Princess Food"
Miyagi Prefecture. Junmai. SMV: -65 Acidity: 5 $25/500ml
Who in their right mind wouldn't want to give mom some "princess food"? If you can't make her breakfast in bed then share this sweet low alcohol brew!
- Nanbu Bijin "Southern Beauty"
Iwate Prefecture. Nama Tokubetsu Junmai. SMV: +4 Acidity: 1.5 $22/720ml
Iwate Prefecture. Nama Junmai Ginjo. SMV: +4 Acidity: 1.5 $36/720ml
Who in their right mind wouldn't want to give their mom a naked sake? We currently have two nama's from this brewery - lively, living and fresh! And how cool does Nama for my Mama sound?
- Yuu-Ga "Deep Elegance"
Chiba Prefecture. Junmai Ginjo. SMV: +/- 0 Acidity: 1.4 $18/720ml
Who in their right mind wouldn't want to give their mom a sake that sounds like baby talk? She taught you how to speak English now you teach her Japanese!
- Ozeki Hana Awaka "Sparkling Flower"
Hyogo Prefecture. Sparkling Sake. SMV: NA Acidity: NA $6/250ml
Who in their right mind wouldn't want to give mom a gift on Mother's Day? If you are an el-cheapo snag this cute little pink bottle for six bones! At the very least - you look like you care!
- Kaguyahime "Princess of Bamboo"
Kyoto Prefecture 1667. Junmai. SMV: -2 Acidity: 1.2 $10/300ml
Who in their right mind wouldn't want to give their mother a sake bottle with a cape around it? If you suck at wrapping or just don't have the time to tissue - this brew is you!
- Shutendouji "Vulnerable Virgin"
Kyoto Prefecture. Junmai Ginjo. SMV: +2 Acidity: 1.5 $42/720ml
Who in their right mind wouldn't want to buy their mom a sake that makes her feel young again?
- Oimatsu "Crazy Milk"
Oita Prefecture. Junmai Nigori SMV: -15 Acidity: 1.4 $10/720ml
Who in their right mind wouldn't want to buy their mom a sake that is milk for adults!
- Hatsuhana Utatane "First Flower Nap"
Niigata Prefecture. Junmai. SMV: +0 Acidity: 1.3 $20/500ml
Who in their right mind wouldn't want to give their mom the gift of sleep on Mother's Day?
- Kikuhime "Chrysanthemum Princess"
Ishikawa Prefecture. Dai Ginjo Genshu (Aged 1 Year). SMV: +5 Acidity: 1.3 $125/720ml
Who in their right mind wouldn't want to buy their mom one of the best sakes ever made? If you have some serious sucking up to do - then this brew will get you back in good graces! Oh - The price for getting back on the team?
- Suigei "Drunken Whale"
Kochi Prefecture. Tokubetsu Junmai. SMV: +6 Acidity 1.6 $11/300 $24/720
Who in their right mind wouldn't want to have a little fun with their wonderful mom on Mother's Day? Remember people it's just a joke!