July 2012

Sake Awards - IWC Medal Winners at True Sake

Posted by Beau Timken in 2012, July, Newsletter
As promised in the last newsletter, herewith are the sakes we carry at the store that are sake medal winners from the International Wine Challenge competition recently held in Tokyo. In most cases the sakes that won are exactly the same brews in the store, but we will also list the brewery names of those kuras that won a medal that might not be the same sake that we carry.

Junmai Ginjo, Junmai Daiginjo Category:

Gold - Yuki No Bosha Junmai Ginjo (Saiya Shuzoten)

Silver - Born Wing Of Japan Junmai Daiginjo (Kato Kichibei Shoten), Chokaisan Junmai Daiginjo (Tenju Shuzo), Dewazakura Junmai Ginjo Dewasansan (Dewazakura Shuzo), Masumi Nanago Junmai Daiginjo (Miyasaka Shuzo), Tamanohikari Bizen Omachi 100% Junmai Daiginjo (Tamanohikari Shuzo)

Bronze - Onna Nakase Junmai Daiginjo (Omuraya Shuzojo)
Honjozo Category:

Silver - Genshu Urakasumi (Saura)
Ginjo, Daiginjo Category:

Bronze - Hoyo Yamadanishiki Daiginjo (Uchigasaki Shuzoten), Dewazakura Oka Ginjo (Dewazakura Shuzo), Mazumi Yumedono Daiginjo (Miyasaka Shuzo)
Koshu (Aged Sake) Category:

Gold - Hanahato Kijoshu 8 years (Enoki Shuzo)
Medal Winning Breweries: (Represented at True Sake)

And this is a list of breweries that won medals at the IWC:

Kato Kahachiro Shuzo (Oyama Junmai), Sougen Shuzo (Sougen Junmai), Kobe Shui Shin Kan (Fukuju Awasaki Sparkling), Kamoizumi Shuzo (Shusen JG, Kamoizumi JDG, Kome Kome, Summer Snow Nigori), Tenzan Shuzo (Tenzan Junmai Genshu), Bunraku (Bunraku JG & JG Kinpaku), Shirataki Shuzo (Jozen Aqua Junmai, White JG, Pink JG, & Blue JDG), Sakai Shuzo (Gokyo Tanuki Junmai), Suigei Shuzo (Suigei Junmai & Ginrei Suigei JG), Momokawa (Murai Family Nigori Genshu), Huchu Homare (Wataribune JDG), Kamikokoro Shuzo (Tokagen, Junmai Nama - Spring), Kodama Jozo (Taiheizan Kimoto Junmai, Tenko JDG), Hakutsuru Shuzo (Hakuturu JG & Sayuri Nigori), Hakurei Shuzo (Shutendouji JG), Kirinzan Shuzo (Kirinzan Classic, Junmai, & JDG), Takeda Shuzoten (Katafune Junmai, JG, JDG)
Click here to read about this year's very special IWC tasting in Tokyo from the June Newsletter.

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