February 2013

Deals & Specials - 20% Off Deals

Posted by Beau Timken in 2013, February, Newsletter
Fukuju Awasaki "Bubble Blossom"

Save at least $3 (Regular: $16)

True Sake From Kobe Prefecture. Sparkling Junmai. SMV: -80 Acidity: 4.5 This sparkling sake (second fermentation in the bottle) has a clever nose filled with orange and other citrus aromas. Behold a bright and crisp new world sake with layers and layers of citrus flavors from tangerine to Florida orange. How can rice and water taste like a Mimosa? Who knows, but who cares when this sparkling sake drinks like sunshine in a bottle. The brewers leave little chunks of unfermented rice particles to complete the orange juice pulp-like comparisons. Think snappy, bright and effervescent. WORD: Citrus WINE: Sparkling BEER: Crisp ales FOODS: Champagne and pick-nick fare.


Takenotsuyu Hakuro Suishu "Bamboo Water"

Save at least $9 (Regular: $46)

True Sake Yamagata Prefecture - Junmai Ginjo. SMV:1 Acidity: 1.1 Bingo! One of the best noses in the sake world filled with grape, sweet rice, ash, mineral, balsa wood, and cotton candy aromas. Welcome to liquid style! This tremendous Ginjo is silky, plump and luscious. How can something be so watery-clean and luscious? Who knows, and who cares because you will be amazed at how soft and elegant this semi-sweet brew drinks. There are mild fruit tones including pear and apple and these are enhanced in a larger glass. So clean and no aftertaste, must be the awesome water! WORD: Juicy WINE: Plump Pinot Noir/Chardonnay BEER: Honey Ales FOODS: Think cuisines that have natural sweetness, shellfish, avocados, and pastas that are clean and savory.


Harushika "Spring Deer"

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True Sake From Nara Prefecture. Nama Junmai Ginjo Genshu (Nama). SMV: -5 Acidity: 2.0 Yeast: Harushika #6 The aroma profile on this "aged unpasteurized" sake that is EXCLUSIVE to True Sake is flush with ripe fruit tones such as strawberry, mango, grape, and floral elements. Okay folks! This is the round, soft, super smooth fruit bomb sake that you have been looking for. A truly unique brew that is so velvety and ripe with explosive fruity flavors such as strawberry and honeydew that you would think it needs a huge acidity push - but none exists. Soft ripe fruit on a honey flavored gooey fluid. Fat, smooth and friendly - so drinkable with so much personality perhaps it is the 210 days of aging for this raw sake. Crazy! and 17% alc to boot! WORD: Juicy WINE: Ripe reds/ bright whites BEER: Sweet Belgian Ales FOODS: Spicy and savory fare, American sushi, cheese and fruit dishes.


Shutendouji Kyo-Onna "The Lady of Kyoto"

Save at least $7 (Regular: $36)

True Sake From Kyoto Prefecture. Tokubetsu Junmai. SMV:-7 Acidity:1.6 The nose is filled with steamed rice, caramel, sweet corn, and mango aromas. Round, fruity, smooth and sweet this brew has layers of ripe flavors on a super velvety flow. Add to that a sense of richness and this chewy mouthful is a great example of how rice and water can taste like fleshy fruits such as mango, papaya and banana. Think tropical in flavor and smooth in feel and enjoy this sake out of the fridge. Perfect for Nigori "unfiltered" fans wanting to explore "filtered" sakes. WORD: Gooey WINE: Sangaria/Fruity whites BEER: Sweet ales FOODS: Fruit salads, cheese plates, sweet sauce fare.


Sato no Homare "Pride of the Village"

Save at least $9 (Regular: $48)

True Sake From Ibaraki Prefecture. Junmai Ginjo. SMV: +3 Acidity: 1.3 This sake is sake history itself. Brewed by the oldest active brewery in Japan, founded in 1147, its current president is a 55th generation family owner. It is one of those "Biblical" sakes. A refreshingly light nose mixed with banana, koji rice and cotton candy, it's full of ripe fruit flavors in a delicious chewy package. Bordering on syrupy, it drinks surprisingly dry. There is a nice backdoor taste of anise. A very good sake for those looking to make the leap from expressive wines. WORD: History WINE: Chardonnay/Pinot Noir BEER: Sweet ales FOODS: Buttery shellfish, sashimi, and chicken teriyaki.


Kamoizumi Junmai Daiginjo "Autumnal Elixir"

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True Sake From Hiroshima Prefecture. Junmai Daiginjo. SMV: +1.5 Acidity: 1.2 This Daiginjo has a subtle nose of caramel and koji rice. It is a big-flavored Daiginjo that starts very clean and smooth and has a nice chewy viscosity. Look for flavors such as persimmon, mild caramel, ripe rich fruits and a hidden layer of mushroom. The finish tends to be more fruit-filled than the start. Deep and rich this Daiginjo is gloriously different than most. WORD: Caramel WINE: Earthy Burgundy's BEER: Honey Ales/Ambers FOODS: Meats and Game, especially venison and duck.



Save at least $11 (Regular: $57)

From Aikita Prefecture. Junmai Nama Genshu. SMV: +1 Acidity 1.9.

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