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Sake Features and Reviews

Shunji's selection of Japanese sake

This Japanese alcoholic beverage made from rice is becoming more and more popular in American restaurants, bars and home liquor cabinets. Often erroneously referred to as "rice wine," sakes can be paired with many different dishes, used as an ingredient in cocktails and sipped cold, warm or hot. Find out more about sake with our reviews and features.


Sake Features and Reviews

Hawk in the Heavens is a crisp, smooth, clean-tasting junmai sake
LOCAL FAVORITE
Tentaka Kuni Hawk in the Heavens
Brewed using water from the region's natural underground springs, Hawk in the Heavens is a crisp, clean-tasting junmai sake with herbaceous flavors that linger on the palate.

DIGGING DAIGINJO
Konteki ("Tears of Dawn")
This unusual Daiginjo comes from one of Japan's smallest breweries. Read our full tasting notes and rating to find out what we made of this premium sake from Kyoto Prefecture.
Konteki Tears of Dawn is a sulfite-free, gluten-free and kosher sake

TY KU Sake & Spirits lineup will include Coconut Nigori (on the left)
SAKE NEWS
TY KU Adds Coconut Nigori to Sake Lineup
In mid-August, TY KU Sake & Spirits will release its Coconut Nigori. Made from Junmai sake infused with coconut, it is partially unfiltered.

PAIR IT UP
Sake Pairings
It's not just for Japanese food anymore. Sommeliers are finding that sake can complement a wide variety of dishes.
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Pair sake with a variety of dishes, such as fresh fish

A clay sake set
KNOW YOUR SAKE
A Guide to Sake Varieties
Depending on how it's produced, sake can be just as different as wine varietals. Sip your way from fruity and floral to cloudy and creamy with our informative guide.

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