• Alice Hama


Sommelier Alice’s Tasting Note: This sake is known for its approachable aromatic character and elegance. Aroma starts off with ripe tree fruits such as yellow apple and white peach, and it slowly guides you to a refreshing citrus notes such as nectarine and kumquat. On the palate, you will find this sake very soft and smooth which reminds you of a high quality German Riesling.

*Something to Note!!: Fukuju Blue has been the official toast beverage of the Nobel Banquet for many years (I believe 2018 will be the 8th). The Nobel Banquet is an annual banquet held on 10 December in the Blue Hall of Stockholm City Hall, after the Nobel Prize ceremony.  Not only this fashionable blue bottle matches with the venue, but also its talent in pairing with any kind of cuisines has been attracting international attention.

Japanese Food Pairing Idea: Sashimi (any kind, but Hotate Scallop will be perfect) Miso Cod Yakitori

Asian Food Pairing Idea: Vietnamese Spring Roll Chinese Sweet and Sour Pork Peking Duck

Western Food Pairing Idea: Shrimp Cocktail Sauteed Chicken with Orange Sauce Cream Pasta Alfred Sauce

Sake Facts: Name Means: Happiness, wealth, and longevity. Rice: Hyogo Yume Nishiki Alcohol: 15.5% Polishing Rate: 60% (40% polished away) Category: Junmai Ginjo Sake Meter Value: +2 Acidity: 1.4 Distributor: JFC (ID: 25570)

Kobe Shu-Shin-Kan Brewery 1-8-17 Mikagetsukamachi Higashinada Kobe, Hyogo URL: http://shushinkan.co.jp/ Region: Hyogo Prefecture Established: 1751 Representative: Takenosuke Yasufuku Water: Miyamizu (best water for sake making) / Hard Water