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Monday, May 17, 2010

Day 137 Drink: Zipang Sparkling Sake

Gekkeikan Sake Co., based in Kyoto, Japan, was founded in 1637 by the Okura family. With nearly 400 years and 14 generations of sake brewing experience, Gekkeikan, one of the oldest-family operated businesses in the world. It has been the official sake of Japan’s Imperial Household for almost a century.

Zipang Sparkling Sake is perfectly clear with a bright effervescence. The aroma is slightly sweet, with a touch of floral. The flavor is sort of a cross between a dry sparkling wine and a cider. The maker recommends drinking it neat or in a cocktail.

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