Shizuoka Sake Tasting by The Tokyo Sake Meetup Group

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The Tokyo Sake Meetup Group, the new name for the former Tokyo Geeks met to taste loads of sake at Ichobee, Tokyo on March 1st.
See pictures of the event and read their report and activiies!
Among them were three offerings from Shizuoka Prefecture. They reached Tokyo with no labels to indicate what they were.
Here are the results from that Tasting Meet:

#1, #2, #3 (see introductions below comments):
Comments by Etsuko Nakamura
Mystery Sake from Shizuoka
Melinda brought these sake from Robert-Gilles. Robert-Gilles lives in Shizuoka and loves the area so much and his blog sites are all about Shizuoka including sake. I don’t know anyone who’s more dedicated to their hometown than him! To find out what the three bottles were, please visit Robert Gill’s blog at
Votes: When the group was asked to pick their favorite out of three, this is the result.
5 votes for #1
3 votes for #2
5 votes for #3

My comments:
#1-light, ricey, smooth, tasty
#2- kind of thin like paper and finish quickly, sour, Jocelyn said ceder aroma, Naomi detected bamboo like aroma
#3-sweet, high in alcohol, firm, heavy, nice texture, my pick out of three

Those sake were a bit off the tracks compared to what I sent before, and some people might be surprised to learn what they are in fact!

Kansawagawa Brewery (Yui, Shizuoka City)
Futsushu/Regular Sake
Rice milled down to 70% (absolutely extravagant, but normal for Shizuoka

Sugii Brewery (Fujieda City)
Suginishiki, Junmai Taru Zake (limited edition for 2008 Spring)
Rice milled down to 60%

Shidaizumi Brewery (Fujieda City)
Shidaizumi Hiyaoroshi
Futsusyu/regular sake again but rice milled down to 65% (is there another word stronger than extravagant?)

Well, I understand they were a bit of posers, but tell me when you organize your next Meet and I will send you sake more in harmony with what you all brought!
Cheers! Kanpai! Sante!

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3 Responses to “Shizuoka Sake Tasting by The Tokyo Sake Meetup Group”

  1. Tokyo Sake Meetup: Willowy ladies and fat bottomed broads « You, madam, are no Sei Shonagon Says:

    […] March 4, 2008 in Sake and other libations Tags: Japan, Sake, Tokyo I brought a yakitori shop sake to a moon-viewing party. Or at least it felt that way as I plunked down my giant 1.8 liter bottle on the table next to a gathering of elegant junmai ginjos. The members of the Tokyo Sake Meetup Group met last Saturday at Ichibee (near the Ogikubo Station), to taste 13 sakes brought by the group, including three mystery sakes (labels removed) from Robert-Gilles, the Shizuoka sake blogger. […]

  2. Tokyo Sake Meetup: B.Y.O.S Says:

    […] what some of the bottles were. Later we found out what the three Shizuoka mystery bottles from from Robert-Gilles were. And, I did call Musashio shuzo to find out about the bottle I brought, which had been pressed […]

  3. Margaret Raynor Says:

    got on board.

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