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Isojiman Brewery awarded 2 Gold Medals at International Wine Challenge 2010!

May 20, 2010


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(Courtesy of Shizuoka Shinbun, May 20th, 2010)

Great news for Shizuoka Sake!
Isojiman Brewery in Yaizu City, Shizuoka Prefecture has been awarded 2 Gold Medals at the International Wine Challenge 2010 announced on May 19th 2010.

The two Gold Awards were won in the following categories:

-Junmai: Isojiman Omachi Tokubetsu Junmai

-Junmai Ginjo & Junmai Daiginjo: Isojiman Dai Ginjo Junmai

The sake section was inaugurated in 2007.
This year saw a total of 405 entries representing 176 breweries from all over Japan in 5 different divisions.

Last year, for their first participation, Isojiman had already garnered a siver medal in the Ginjo & Daiginjo Division.

Congratulations!

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Shizuoka Sake Tasting 20/5: Isojiman Brewery

July 29, 2008


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This is the second time I taste this particular brew by Isojiman Brewery in Yaizu City, and I must say that it definitely felt different from last year, although I enjoyed it as much.

Isojiman Ginjo (2008)

Rice: Yamada Nishiki (Area A/Hyogo Prefecture) 100%
Rice milled down to 50% for the yeast starter and 55% for the rest
Alcohol: 15~16 degrees
Bottled unpasturized (pasteurized after bottling)

Clarity: very clear
Colour: Almost transparent
Aroma: Light, discreet. Almonds, coffee beans.
Body: Velvety
Taste: Short tail. Almonds, coffee beans.
Elegant, soft and complex. “Asking questions”.
Stands well to food.
Alcohol appearing only later.
Turns drier later with more coffee beans.

Overall: Elegant sake. Probably best appreciated on its own. Makes for a superb aperitif.
Has the particularity to disappear from memory, enticing to an extra sip, and again!
Always comes up with a new facet!

Isojiman Brewery Sake chosen for Hokkaido G8 Meet!

July 8, 2008


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(Shizuoka Shinbun, July 8th, 2008)

Shizuoka Jizake has finally made the grade!
All these bigwigs on the above pic were served Isojiman Junmai Daiginjo (Isojiman Brewery, yaizu City) at their official banquet held in Hokkaido on July 7th for the G8 Members and their guests.
For the record, they were also served (California) Winery Ridge Vineyards’ California Monte Bello (1997) with Hungarian and French wines.
Looking at the way Mr. Nicolas Sarkozy is “admiring” his cup, I doubt he had a clue about the whole thing! Well, I was not on hand to help him! LOL

I also know that the cheese was served by the only Japanese Chevalier Fromager, Ms. Keiko Kubota from Gentil Restaurant, Shizuoka City!

Three times “Hurrah” for Shizuoka!

Shizuoka Sake Tasting 20-4: Isojiman Brewery

November 21, 2007

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This is the second sake I tasted at Sugimoto Restaurant on Friday, November 16th, 2007:

Isojiman Daiginjo

Rice: Hyogo Prefecture Yamada Nishiki
Rice milled down to 45%
Dryness: +5~+7
Acidity: 1.2

Clarity: very clear

Colour: light gold

Aroma: Fruity: Anise

Taste: Light and very fruity. Complex. Anise, bitter chocolate.
Turns lovely sharp after second sip. Stays elegant and fruity all the time. Becomes more and more complex and calls for another sip.

Overall: Elegant and complex. Asks many questions. A great sake with cooked vegetables in particular!