Shizuoka Sake Tasting: Kanzawagawa Brewery-Shosetsu-Tokubetsu Junmai-Bizen Omachi Rice

Kanazawagawa Brewery in Yui, Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City in front of the sea, has been attracting a lot of attention nationwide for producing high quality premium sake to be enjoyed with food. It is actually more difficult than it sounds as usually premium sake are conceived more for tasting than accompanying food.

Rice Bizen Omachi
Rice milled down to 60%
Alcohol: 15~16 degrees
Bottled in October 2012

Clarity: Very clear
Color: Almost transparent
Aroma: Strong and fruity. pears, green apples.
Body: Fluid. Slightly syrupy.
Taste: Well-rounded attack backed by pleasant alcohol and junmai petillant.
Fruity and complex: custard, pears, apples, faint notes of macadamia nuts, almonds and coffee beans.
At times it reminded me a little of amazake/sweet sake (no あlcohol and made with sake white lees).
Changes little with food if a little drier.
Disappears fairly quickly.
Drinks so easily and marries so well with food.

Overall: A sake obviously created for food.
The perfect complement to izakaya gastronomy.
Mind you, I would take it to nay party, BBQ or simply keep it at home within my grasp at all times!


Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pierre.Cuisine, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento,Adventures in Bento Making, American Bent, Beanbento, Bento No, Bento Wo Tsukurimashou, Cooking Cute, Eula, Hapabento , Happy Bento, Jacki’s Bento Blog, Kitchen Cow, Leggo My Obento, Le Petit Journal Bento & CO (French), Lunch In A Box,
Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, The Herbed Kitchen, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Cooking Cute, Timeless Gourmet, Bento Bug, Ideal Meal, Bentosaurus, Mr. Foodie (London/UK), Ohayo Bento,

Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Good Beer & Country Boys, Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in kanzai by Nevitt Reagan!
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City

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