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    Tozai Snow Maiden

    SAKE OVERVIEW This sake is named after Hanako, or “Flower Maiden”, the most famous Japanese koi fish that lived for 226 years in the snowy, icy waters at the foot of Japan’s Mt. Ontake. TASTING NOTES Bright and fresh with a lovely ricey and fruity combination. Flavors of honeydew melon, raw pumpkin, and radish. Creamy texture and full body. FOOD PAIRING Try with spicy foods, crab, pork, or spicy tuna poke. Grade: Junmai NigoriSeimaibuai: 70%Rice: Gohyakumangoku & Gin-OhmiNihonshu-Do: +6.5Acidity: 1.6Alcohol: 14.9%Sizes: 12/300ml / 6/720mlSuggested Retail Prices: $10 / $17.5 BREWERY Kizakura Brewery

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    Sake to Me

    Everyone loves bubbles, however, sadly, not everyone loves sake. But mix the two together and it is a whole new ballgame! Sparkling sake has less alcohol than regular sake and tends to be slightly sweeter, which may win over sake-phobic friends. We like Fukucho Seaside Sparkling Sake (MSRP $33 for 500ml) and love that it comes from one of Japan’s few female brewmasters, Miho Imada. The citrus and apple notes pair well with seafood, such as shrimp, and mild cheeses, like burrata. SAKE OVERVIEW Sparkling sake made through secondary fermentation in bottle. Toji Miho Imada uses a little white koji in this sake, resulting in citrus notes and refreshing finish.…