Written By Treve Ring Libations / Sake, Cider, other Aug 30, 2010 Toshimori Shuzo Bizen Junmai Ginjo Premium Sake SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestAkaiwa region, Okayama Prefecture, Chugoku, Japan $17-19 for 300mlForget about the burning, heated, high-alcoholic potion you got with your sushi at your neighbourhood joint. Premium sake has flooded the BC market – hop on this tsunami!Junmai is a quality level indicating only rice, water and special sake yeasts are used (no alcohol or flavouring agents added). Ginjo is a distinguished class of premium sake, made from rice kernels which have been polished to 60% of their former size, with longer fermentation time building more complex flavours. Bizen is a high quality sake – richer and creamier in the mouth, dry and robust, with herbal notes, perfumed floral notes, a touch of vanillan sweetness and a long, refreshingly spicy and nutty finish. Kanpai!Don’t limit yourself to sushi. Try this sake with oysters on the half shell or poached quail. It should be served slightly chilled – not straight out of the fridge, and definitely not heated.Toshimori Shuzo (SAKE Brewery) has been in operation since 1868, and is located in an area identified to be where the best quality Omache rice has been cropped since ancient times. This brewery has been instrumental in the revival of this premium and special rice.Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean) JapanSakeWine Reviews SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade. In addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for WineAlign, ... Read More You may also like Wine Events May 17, 2017 Coast to Coast – Ontario & Nova Scotia Wines Shined at the Vancouver Wine Festival. At the Vancouver Wine Festival 2017 only six attendees at a standing room only Coast to Coast media and trade seminar who, when asked if anyone had ... Read More Fortified Wine April 28, 2017 Madeira: intense, indestructible… and overlooked What comes to mind when you hear “Madeira wine “? If anything, it’s likely to be a dusty bottle sitting alongside the Marsala, balsamic vinegar ... Read More Okanagan / Wine Festivals March 22, 2017 Canada 150: The Purity and Diversity of BC Wines The 2017 Vancouver International Wine Festival celebrated Canada’s 150th anniversary with Canadian wines at the core. Punters lined up for a taste ... Read More Beer & Cider / Victoria March 15, 2017 Highlights and Sours at Victoria Beer Week After nine days of events, Victoria Beer Week once again poured its final pint of the year. Some may still be reeling (recovering?) from the ... Read More Coffee & Tea March 7, 2017 Is Your Coffee in Season? GROWING UP IN MANITOBA TAUGHT ME TO APPRECIATE SEASONAL fruits and vegetables. Unlike Vancouver Island, Manitoba has a brief growing season. All of ... Read More Beer & Cider / Victoria March 2, 2017 Victoria Beer Week Opens This Week For nine days starting this Friday, March the 3rd, Victoria celebrates its growing beer culture during Victoria Beer Week. Whether it’s a ... Read More Comments are closed.