T his seminar explored 10 different sake wines with Alexis Abu South East/South Central Regional Manager for Joto Sake. Many people love sake but find it intimidating and indecipherable. Joto’s mission is to serve as a bridge between Japanese artisanal sake and the American market. They aim to bring the world of artisanal sake to life without “dumbing it down,” or “Americanizing” it.
Joto is Japanese for “highest level” and describes the makers of our sake and our aspirations as their importer. They are the exclusive importer for multi-generational, family-owned breweries whom they identify and approach after trying their sake in Japan and reading about their brands in Japanese food and beverage publications. Our jizake (local) breweries are located throughout Japan, producing sake in small batches with locally-raised indigenous rice varieties, offering flavors and styles ideal for a range of cuisines. Our passion for breweries that have rich and wonderful histories makes them fun to learn about and explore.
This tasting featured ten wines with a break for heavy hors d’oeuvres. Each attendee got their own Riedel wine glass.
One Cup “Graffiti Cup” Honjozo
Eiko Fuji Ban Ryu Honjozo
Shichi Hon Yari Junmai
Maboroshi “Mystery” Junmai Ginjo
Yuki No Bosha Junmai Ginjo
Joto Junmai Nigori
Hou Hou Shu Sparkling
Where: 133 Georgia Ave., North Augusta, SC
When: Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 7pm. The Seminar will begin promptly at 7pm
Cost: $30 per person, $25 Wine Club Member. Reservations are required as space will be limited. Payment is necessary to ensure your seat.