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Saiya Brewery Yuki No Bosha Sake (300ML)

Junmai-Ginjo from Akita, Japan
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      Winemaker Notes

      This junmai ginjo is a favorite with new and seasoned sake drinkers alike. It is soft and light on the palate, with a delightful fruitiness characterized by peaches, strawberries and papaya. It finishes with a white pepper spice.

      Best served chilled, it complements light foods like salad, sushi and sashimi. It also cools down spicey Asian foods or can also be paired with very salty or rich foods, as well as certain cheeses and desserts.

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      Saiya Brewery, , Japan
      Saiya Brewery
      Founded in 1902 by Yataro Saito and now managed by the fifth-generation, Kotaro Saito, the Saiya Shuzouten is a hidden gem in the sake world. Since their inception, they have put our focus on using their own in-house yeast and milling rice properly. Fermentation takes place in a kura where the kurabito (brewers) all work in unison, and the sounds of traditional sake brewing songs can still be heard.

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      Rhône Blends

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      With bold fruit flavors and accents of spice, Rhône red blends originated in France’s Southern Rhône valley and have become popular in Priorat, Washington, South Australia, and California’s Central Coast. In the Rhône itself, 19 grape varieties are permitted for use, but many of these blends, are based on Grenache and supported by Syrah and Mourvèdre, earning the nickname “GSM blends.” Côtes du Rhône and Châteauneuf-du-Pape are perhaps the best-known outposts for these wines. Other varieties that may be found in Rhône blends include Carignan, Cinsault, and Counoise.

      In the Glass

      The taste profile of a Rhône blend will vary according to its individual components, as each variety brings something different to the glass. Grenache, which often forms the base of these blends, is the lightest in color but contributes plenty of ripe red fruit, a plush texture, and often high levels of alcohol. Syrah supplies darker fruit flavors, along with savory, spicy, and meaty notes. Mourvèdre is responsible for a floral perfume as well as body, tannin, and a healthy dose of color. New World examples will lie further along the fruit-forward end of the spectrum, while those from the Old World taste and smell much earthier, often with a “barnyard” character that is attractive to many fans of these wines.

      Perfect Pairings

      Rhône red blends typically make for very food-friendly wines. Depending on the weight and alcohol level, these can work with a wide variety of meat-based dishes—they play equally well with beef, pork, duck, lamb, or game. With their high acidity, these wines are best-matched with salty or fatty foods, and can handle the acidity of tomato sauce in pizza or pasta. Braised beef cheeks, grilled lamb sausages, or roasted squab are all fine pairings.

      Sommelier Secret

      Some regions like to put their own local spin on the Rhône red blend—for example, in Australia’s Barossa Valley, Shiraz is commonly blended with Cabernet Sauvignon to add structure, tannin, and a long finish. Grenache-based blends from Priorat often include Carignan (known locally as Cariñena) and Syrah, but also international varieties like Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. In California, anything goes, and it is not uncommon to see Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, or even Tempranillo make an appearance.

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