Posted on 11月 29, 2018

#21 Sake salon of the sake2020 project w/福光屋 FUKUMITSUYA

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The 21st sake salon of SAKE2020 project was held on 29th November with the great guests from 福光屋 FUKUMITSUTA, Kanazawa!
「SAKE2020プロジェクト」の活動の一つ、酒蔵の方をお呼びしてそのお蔵のお酒を片手に英語で日本酒を語り合う「sake salon」の第21回目を11月29日、虎ノ門の「日本の酒情報館」にて開催しました。今回のゲスト蔵は、石川県金沢の福光屋さんです。

Fukumitsuya founded in 1625 is the oldest brewery in Kanazawa city, located on the coast of the Sea of Japan in Ishikawa prefecture.
Fukumitsuya is a “traditional sake brewery,” meaning that all of its sake is made by hand using sake making skills and methods that have been passed down from generation to generation.
At the same time, the brewery is dedicated to continuous innovation to create the highest quality sake from nature for its customers. Since 1960, the brewery has been closely cooperating with their sake rice farmers to produce the best premium sake rice for their sake.

The mineral water to brew their delicious sake comes from “Hyakunensui,” which is water that has come from rain and snow at Mt. Hakusan and over hundreds of years has slowly filtered through the ground becoming rich in minerals that aid in the fermentation process and are essential for producing great tasting sake.

In 2001, Fukumitsuya became the first major brewer to produce only “Junmai sake,” which is sake made solely from natural ingredients consisting of the finest quality sake rice and mineral water. Fukumitsuya is also famous for being one of the leading breweries to also make mature, aged sake.


Posted on 11月 19, 2018

Aoyama Sake Flea #9

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On 17th and 18th November, a sake tasting event named Aoyama Sake Flea vol.9 was held at United Nations University in Aoyama, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.

We’ve joined this event as a planner and an operator. And this time, talked about sake culture and this event for a Podcast program.


Posted on 10月 25, 2018

#20 Sake salon of the sake2020 project w/作 ZAKU

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Mr.Shinichiro Shimizu, the president of Shimizu Seizamuro Shoten ltd.

On 24th Oct., the 20th sake salon of the sake2020 project was held with Shinichiro Shimizu, the president of the brewery in Mie prefecture.

ZAKU sakes

“Zaku” is undeniably one of the most popular and well-known brands of sake available in the market today. “Shimizuseizaburo-Shoten,” the brewery which makes “Zaku” is located in Mie prefecture in Suzuka city, which is also famous as a location of the “Suzuka Circuit,” a Formula One racetrack. Blowing down from the mountains, the cold, winter wind called “Suzuka Oroshi” helps give “Zaku” its clear, crisp taste.

The bottle design of ZAKU IMPRESSION is traditional ISE-KATAGAMI. It’s so beautiful.

Very sophisticated, fruity aroma and the delicate, clear taste of “Zaku” has been popular with sake fans for a long time, but its popularity surged after it was chosen as the Kampai sake of the 2016 G7 Summit held at a beautiful coastal resort in Mie prefecture.

Ise Shrine

Mie prefecture is typically less well known outside of Japan but it is the home of Ise Shrine, a very sacred shrine of great cultural and historical significance to the Japanese people. Since Edo times, people have made a pilgrimage to Ise Shrine and for many people it is the dream of a life time to visit there. The constant flow of visitors to Ise Shrine has led to the development of a rich food culture which includes delicious Matsuzaka Beef and Matoya Oysters. With great food you can often find great sake and Mie is no exception.

Posted on 9月 01, 2018

Sake Historia #3 – Mr. Senzaburo Miura and Hiroshima’s sake

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Mr. Haruo Matsuzaki, Mr. Tatsuya Ishikawa from Taketsuru, Ms. Miho Imada from Fukucho, Mr.Shigeru Mukuda from Kamotsuru

On 1st September, The sake 2020 project held the sake event named ‘Sake Historia’ #3 with the aim to learn about modern history of sake, because the foundation of sake of today has been established at that time.

We focused Mr. Senzaburo Miura(1847〜1908), the great man of the Meiji era and Hiroshima’s sake.

Mr. Miura wad born in a big general store, but he started his own business of brewing sake in 1876. After 4 years of big failure, he found that the water of Hiroshima does not fit with the way of sake brewing of the day.null

Mr. Haruo Matsuzaki told about Mr. Senzabuto Miura’s life and his sprit.
Mr. Tatsuya Ishikawa, great TOJI of Taketsuru sake brewing company, told about the strength of Hiroshima’s sake.
Panel discussion
Delicious cheese
Oyster!
Kamitsuru GOLD

Mr. John Gauntner
Niboshi

Posted on 5月 25, 2018

#17 Sake salon of the sake2020 project w/真澄Masumi

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On 24th May, the 17th sake salon of the sake2020 project was held with Mr. Keith Forum from Masumi in Nagano prefecture.

This brewery was founded in 1662. The very famous yeast number seven that is now used by over 60% of japanese sake makers was discovered here.

We enjoyed a lovely presentation by Mr. Keith and 5 great Masumi sakes!

Especially NANAGO七號 , Junmai Daiginjo Yamahai super premium, was amazing!

 

Posted on 4月 27, 2018

#16 Sake salon of the sake2020 project w/東光Toko

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On 26th April, the 16th sake salon of the sake2020 project was held with Mr. Kenichiro Kojima from Toko in Yamagata prefecture.

They are the 11th oldest sake brewery, established in 1957. They were unusually permitted to brew sake for the load and KAMI, spirit of Shinto, even under prohibition ordinance in the famine.

 

 

 

Posted on 12月 19, 2017

SAKE Story at Gotanda

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今年の夏に五反田にオープンした、橋野元樹さんのお店「SAKE Story」
橋野元樹さんは、笹塚「兎屋」さんを舞台に、様々な日本酒の、様々な美味しさを、様々な形で多くの人々に広めて来られた方で、初代ミスターSakeとしてもご活躍の着物の似合う日本酒男子です。

キラーん✨ 爽やか!

Posted on 12月 14, 2017

Shochu & Awamori Seminar Report

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【本格焼酎&泡盛とっておき講座~初級編~】
可愛くてパワフルで真っ直ぐで、その生き生きとしたオーラがますます輝かしい、葉石かおりさんが講師をされる「本格焼酎&泡盛とっておき講座~初級編~」がルミネ池袋のABCクッキングスタジオにて、12月13日に開催されました。

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