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Sake of the Week: Tour of Niizawa Brewery!
Friday, May 15 at 8:00 p.m.
Webinar on Zoom
Skurnik Wines & Spirits is introducing the stories and people behind their favorite artisanal Japanese beverages. Jamie Graves, Skurnik’s Japanese Beverage Portfolio Manager, leads a weekly tasting and discussion of different sake makers on Zoom.
Tonight, Graves gives attendees a rare chance to look inside one of leading sake makers in the world. During the stream of a live tour of Niizawa Brewery in Miyagi Prefecture, Graves will talk to Iwao Niizawa and the energetic, award-winning young team he has put together.
Ultimate Food Sake
In addition to crafting Hakurakusei, the “ultimate food sake” served at Japan’s best restaurants, they pioneered the highly polished “Zankyo Super 7” sake made from rice at just 7% of its original size. This event coincides with the very end of the brewing season as they finish their last few batches of sake and prepare for “koshiki-taoshi,” or “turning over the steamer,” the official closing of the brewing year.
Says Graves of Niizawa, “They quietly make some of the best stuff on earth: Atago no Matsu, Hakurakusei, Super 7, the hits keep coming.”
Atago no Matsu Honjozo
Hakurakusei Tokubetsu Junmai
Hakurakusei Junmai Daiginjo
To learn more about Niizawa Brewery, please read their incredible story on Skurnik’s website.
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