Sake and I

I knew how to appreciate alcoholic beverages at a young age. I feel like I was born with it. Until a day I discovered the unmentioned family history…

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A Men’s Sake

They like Kokushi Musou Daiginjo. It’s a sake for men! Best to pair with Sushi & Sashimi 🍣🍶 We are glad to taste a sake not available at the LCBO.

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天山地酒

品酒總結 ☆2017年7月15日☆

酒藏 : 天山酒造株式会社 www.tenzan.co.jp
地址 : 日本佐賀県小城市小城町岩蔵1520
類別 : 純米原酒
酒精濃度 : 18.5% (300ml) & 18.9% (720ml)
酒米 : 佐賀県產米、麗豐
精米步合 : 60%
日本酒度 : +2.0
酸度 : 2.0
特點 : 香氣清淡柔和,酒味濃郁,酒體醇厚。入口順滑清新,果味不重,但有奢華的稻米味道,屬於辛口酒。天山地酒強調地方色彩,很有米酒的韵味和精髓。當地人喜歡以佐賀牛肉佐酒,在加拿大則吃味道濃郁的牛排配搭,口感應該不錯。其他濃味的食物,例如鹽漬三文魚、炸雞、壽喜燒、天丼等等,也是天山地酒的好搭檔。此酒適宜凍飲。
售價@LCBO : 加幣 $17.85 (300ml)

加幣 $37.45 (720ml)

品酒手札 : 愜意時光

 

 

Nanbu Bijin Honjozo

Tasting summary for July 9, 2017

Brewery: Nanbu Bijin Co. Ltd. www.nanbubijin.co.jp
Address : Kamicho 13, Fukuoka, Ninohe-shi, Iwate 028-6101, Japan
Category: Honjozo
Alcohol : 15% – 16%
Rice Variety: Hitomebore and others
Polishing Ratio : 60%
SMV : +5
Acidity : 1.3
Features : Gold Medal winner in the Honjozo Category at 2016 IWC. It has a medium body, light cereal aroma, rice and walnut flavours, beautiful aftertaste. It is ideally paired with grilled meat. Savory foods make it taste sweeter, more fruity and fresh.
Price@LCBO: CAN$34.05 for 720ml

Tasting Notes : Interracial Marriage

 

南部美人本釀造

品酒總結 ☆2017年7月9日☆

酒藏 : 株式会社南部美人 www.nanbubijin.co.jp
地址 : 日本岩手県二戶市福岡字上町13
類別 : 本釀造
酒精濃度 : 15% – 16%
酒米 : 一見鍾情、其他
精米步合 : 60%
日本酒度 : +5
酸度 : 1.3
特點 : 贏得2016年IWC的本釀造類金賞,酒體中等,淡雅芳香,入口有清淡的米味,滑順流暢,甘辛口平衡得恰到好處,餘韵醇美。跟烤肉是天作之合,鹹味的食物更能把酒的甘甜帶出,口感清新。
售價@LCBO : 加幣 $34.05 (720ml)

品酒手札 : 異族通婚

 

異族通婚

常說”The marriage of food and wine” , 究竟令人會一見鍾情的日本酒,遇上了西方牛排,會是怎樣的相遇呢?結成一段水乳交融的「幸福婚姻」?還是一場觸目驚心的「異族邂逅」?三日前我便親身經歷了一趟……

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Kampai かんぱい!

Good foods and good sake are all in Kampai Toronto – Festival of Sake 2017, the largest sake tasting festival of its kind in Canada.

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Yellow Rubber Duck

For some people in Toronto, the giant yellow rubber duck may be their summer highlight, whereas mine is Dassai 50 sake.

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