Tochigi, Japan

Senkin LTD

"Immortal Wing" Modern Muku Junmai Daiginjo Sake

nothing like a giant bottle of incredible sake in tiny bowls to really get you ready for court — 13 days ago

Mantensei

Star Filled Sky Junmai Ginjo Sake

Unique style of intentionally-aged (3yrs) sake. Rich and rounded fruit flavors: poached apple, baked pear, melon, apricot jam, stale spice. Dry and not nearly as oxidized as I expected. — 4 days ago

Veronika, Daniel P. and 1 other liked this

Amabuki Shuzo

Junmai Daiginjo Kimoto Rhododendron Yeast

A pleasant floral-alcohol balance. Smooth on the pallet, stronger on the finish. — 21 days ago

Cave D'Occi

Sangiovese

Comes across as a Sangiovese rose with slight effervescence at the start. A mix of herbaceous, earthy notes along with a bit of light floral sweetness. Still on the dry side on the palate. Fun expression of Sangiovese in Japan. — 3 days ago

Romain, Ceccherini and 18 others liked this

Haku Vodka

The Japanese Craft Vodka

Eric S
9.3

Give the pomegranate jalapeño shrub a try if you come across it. Pepper forward. — 19 days ago

Paul, Gunja and 19 others liked this

Takeshita Honten

Kakeya Junmai Muroka Nama Genshu 2016

Who says sake can’t age? Delicious with sushi. — 6 days ago

Ceccherini, Severn and 8 others liked this

Asahi

Super Dry Draft Beer

Hate to admit it, but this was so good. There's a running joke where I used to work - only the Asian's know that proper beer should taste like... Nothing. Can't be truer here. Ice cold, crisp, and light-tasting, this can was perfect after a long work day and intense leg session. So much for post workout recovery, but it sure as heck hit a spot. "The beer for all seasons" indeed. Well-played, Asahi 👏 Well-played. — 17 days ago

Sharon, Severn and 9 others liked this

Beau Paysage

Tsugane le vent Yamanashi Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

A clear benchmark for beautiful Japanese Cabernet Sauvignon. Earthy, forest floor notes followed by dried dig and berries. Lush and fresh, yet somewhat restrained. — 15 days ago

Paul, Eric and 15 others liked this
E & K G

E & K G

No So2 which could be a factor. Color a lot more developed than the wine shows on the palate.
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Dewazakura

Green Ridge Junmai Ginjo Sake

An all time favorite. Nose and palate of gentle, confectionery notes like mild anise and cream that seem almost like fruit. Lush mouthfeel. — 8 days ago