Nagano, Japan

Funky Château

La premiere fois Merlot

A bit on the sweet side for me but overall a good representation of a slightly cooler climate merlot. — 22 days ago

Dennis, P and 13 others liked this

Eiko Fuji

Glorious Mt.Fuji Special Limited Edition

Bubble gum sweetness and palette cleansing taste pairs well with medium flavour food — a day ago

Tenzan Sake Brewery

Shichida Junmai Ginjo

Strong rice aroma and savory notes. Burst with umami flavor on the palate which paired really well with monk fish! 精米歩合:55%. Personally I prefer ginjo much more than daiginjo level because they are more food friendly. — a month ago

P, Severn and 7 others liked this


"Forgotten Fortune" Japanese Junmai Sake

Excellent - Made by Imada Shuzo, esteemed female brewmaster in Hiroshima prefecture. Only brewer to use the Hattanso rice variety. “Earthy, textures tart bold” — 25 days ago

Eric, Tom and 15 others liked this

Funky Château

La Premiere Fois Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

A bit of funk on the nose as the name might suggest, but the fruit on the palate is pure and it has good structure and balance. Organically grown grapes with little to no sulfur for most of their bottling. Another wine that shows the standard of Japanese wines is improved. I just have a hard time justifying the price... even though the quality is getting there. It’s probably more of a mental block than anything. — a month ago

Rob, Kimberly and 14 others liked this
Eric S

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Trippy looking picture of the glass.
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@Eric S that’s the new iPhone for ya!


The Yamazaki Single Malt Whisky

Just sending a shout out to my wine folks to stay strong in these testing times. I’m on the whisky sours...
(Makes two)
2 measures whisky (Woodfords is great for this, but Yamazaki is what I had in)
1 measure lime juice
1/2 measure sugar syrup (or more to taste)
1/4 measure Nardini Acqua Di Cedro
Dash bitters

Shake with plenty ice until you can’t feel your hands. Serve over big ice cubes.

Good luck out there ❤️
— 17 days ago

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Jonas Hartz

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Thank you brother

Rihaku Sake Brewery

Origin of Purity Junmai Ginjo Genshu Namazake

Less said umami and that’s probably true, but iiiiiit’ssssss kinda like the same think almond does, like almond cherry...? It’s good. — a month ago

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Domaine Sogga (Obusé Winery)

Murasaki Numéro Un Merlot 2017

Easy drinking merlot with good freshness. — a month ago

Rob, Kimberly and 10 others liked this

Nishiyama Brewery

Shower of Blossoms Junmai Daiginjo Gohyakumangoku Rice

Outrageously refined. Melon, tapioca, marmelade. Thanks @Bryan Daniels — 2 months ago

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with Bryan and Richard
Chris, Daniel P. and 2 others liked this


Albariño 2018

Fermier El Mar 2018 Albarino. Tiniest bobbles, crisp acidity, stone fruits, cold mineral. Clean, nuanced, gentle on the start but opens its aromatics with time. Lovely.
— a month ago