Shochu is truly a unique spirit like no other. What’s key to their Umami packed flavor lies in the trace flavor component that remains even after distillation. Most premiums Shochu are distilled only once. The alcohol level of a just distilled, undiluted Shochu reaches approximately 42% for...Read more
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[Sommelier Talk 38] Sake of the Niigata Prefecture origin are characteristically known for their tanrei karakuchi or light/dry-crisp flavors. This genre of Tanrei Karakuchi and Ginjo style Sake created quite a stir when in the 90’s, as Umakuchi or Umami-packed Sake had been the industry...Read more
Advancing The Profession, Advancing Distinction, Advancing Business Reigning as champion was Yasuyuki Kitahara, sommelier at Conrad Tokyo Hotel (front row, third from left) Eager contestants arrived from all over Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the US, twenty five in all, at the 4TH WORLD SAKE SOMMELEIR COMPETITION...Read more
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