Nomidachi News Archive

May 2016



May 18

Konnichi wa, Nomidachi!


Just a quick note to make sure you're aware of some fun sake-related activities happening in the next few days.

We hope you'll have a chance to stop by and enjoy a glass of the good stuff soon.

Kanpai!
Johnnie & Taiko
May 18
Masumi Arabashiri Available Now
(In Limited Quantities & Going Fast)!


Saké Nomi's best-selling seasonal release sake, Arabashiri means "first/rough run," and is the first bit of free-run sake that comes out of the old fashioned fune press (the one that looks like a big tub, and into which the fermented mash is placed in finely perforated cloth bags).  Since no pressure is applied to the sake, it can be extremely vibrant and somewhat brash, and it is just about as fresh as it gets.  "Spring in a glass," as we like to say.

Masumi Arabashiri is super fruity (melons & pears), and has a pleasantly crisp acidity.  In addition to being a junmai ginjo namazake, it's also a genshu (undiluted sake), so at 17-18% alcohol, it packs a lovingly assertive punch.

Price: $50/720 ml bottle (10% "case" discount for orders of 6 or more bottles)

We've already made our way through a pretty significant portion of the Washington allotment for this rare brew, but we're going to continue pouring and selling it until it's gone.  Please don't snooze and lose on this one!


Saké Food Pairing Event
Monday, May 23 @ 415 Westlake


Though Monday is normally our day of rest, we are pleased to be involved in a very special saké event, hosted by the Japan-America Society of Washington, on Monday, May 23 from 5 pm.

Perhaps the most exciting element of this event is the fact that so many excellent restaurants are taking part and the majority of the food to be featured will be decidedly "non-Japanese."  Now, don't get us wrong: we love Japanese food.  However, we've always felt that for premium saké to reach a larger audience in the U.S., its versatility with a wide range of cuisines needs to be highlighted, and this event should do just that.

Make sure you stop by our tasting table -- we'll have an incredible line-up of saké waiting for you!


Details and registration information for the event can be found at www.jassw.org.  Please note, too, that special "group" pricing discounts are available for groups of 2 or more.


"Meet the Brewer" Tasting Event
Tuesday, May 24 @ 5 pm



We are super excited to welcome Kubo-san from Fukui prefecture's Ippongi Kubo Honten brewery for a special "Meet the Brewer" sake tasting at Saké Nomi on Tuesday, May 24 from 5 pm.

Kubo-san's brewery is the producer of the excellent Denshin brand, as well as the popular and intriguing red pepper-infused plum saké, Hannya.


This will be Kubo-san's first visit to Saké Nomi, so we hope you'll join us in welcoming him and enjoying his brews at your Seattle saké oasis.

 

 
May 5

Greetings, Nomidachi!


This is a short note to let you know that we will be CLOSED this Sunday, May 8 in observation and celebration of Mother's Day.

Also, we wanted to alert you to the imminent arrival of two of our most popular limited seasonal release unpasteurized namazake from Denshin and Masumi (details below).

On this week's glass pour menu, we continue to feature the increasingly popular Tedorigawa sake featured in the documentary, The Birth of Saké (check it out, if you have a chance), and we're enjoying serving some intriguing "off menu" items and hard-to-find Japanese microbrew beer.

As always, thanks for reading -- we really appreciate your support!

Kanpai!
Johnnie & Taiko
May 5
Seasonal Treats Arriving Soon:
Denshin Haru ("Spring") & Masumi Arabashiri ("First Run")

 

We're thrilled to announce the imminent arrival of a couple Saké Nomi favorites that have come to symbolize the change of seasons and the exuberance of spring.  They are:
 


Denshin Haru ("Spring") Junmai Ginjo Nama Genshu

It looks like our initial allotment on this gem is about 36 bottles.  We expect it to go quickly, so please get in touch ASAP if you're interested!  Our notes:

 "This nama (unpasteurized) genshu (undiluted) has a brilliant golden hue with a gorgeous floral and candied bouquet.  Richly flavored, with intense ripe peach fruitiness on the palate.  Viscous, almost syrupy texture is nicely contrasted with perfect acidity.  Very limited production and distribution, so drink early and drink often!"

Price: $45/720 ml bottle (10% "case" discount for orders of 6 or more)

Available: Tuesday, May 10 

Additional Note: The brewer of this and other delicious Denshin varieties will be at Saké Nomi for a special "Meet the Brewer" tasting on Tuesday, May 24 -- mark your calendar and please plan on joining us!

 

 


Masumi Arabashiri

Saké Nomi's best-selling seasonal release sake, Arabashiri means "first/rough run," and is the first bit of free-run sake that comes out of the old fashioned fune press (the one that looks like a big tub, and into which the fermented mash is placed in finely perforated cloth bags).  Since no pressure is applied to the sake, it can be extremely vibrant and somewhat brash, and it is just about as fresh as it gets.  "Spring in a glass," as we like to say.

Masumi Arabashiri is super fruity (melons & pears), and has a pleasantly crisp acidity.  In addition to being a junmai ginjo namazake, it's also a genshu (undiluted sake), so at 17-18% alcohol, it packs a lovingly assertive punch.

Price: $50/720 ml bottle (10% "case" discount for orders of 6 or more bottles)

ETA: May 10-17 (will update as date is confirmed by distributor)


It's a big help to us, with our distributors, if you're able to "pre-order" these limited availability sake, and please remember you will NOT be charged for the sake until it arrives.

Should you have any questions or require additional information about these, or any of our other premium sake selections, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

We look forward to hearing from you, and we especially look forward to raising a glass or two of these beauties with you in the coming weeks!





 

 
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