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Hidden Sake Menu – The Age of the ULTRA PREMIUMS

[Sommelier Talk 39]

In the recent US market, there has been a noticeable increase in the preference and consumption of higher priced, ultra premium grade Sake. This trend is soundly substantiated by the 2014 Sake export to U.S.A, Japan’s Ministry of Finance publication, with increase in both total export quantity and total dollar...
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Hidden Sake Menu – Sake from Niigata

[Sommelier Talk 38] Latest-News-2-01 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...
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