Nomidachi News Archive

June 2017



June 28

Greetings, Nomidachi!


We apologize if we missed you these past couple days.  We've been wrapped up in celebrating the Wonder Twins' recent high school graduation (!!) and we grabbed a couple quick days of what felt like a long overdue family vacation at the beach, just south of Astoria, OR.  We came away from the weekend feeling somewhat refreshed, definitely excited about the future, and oh so grateful to be living in the picturesque Pacific Northwest.


And, oh yeah, June 27 marked the 10th anniversary of our "other" baby, Saké Nomi.



This Week's Schedule
We will be open for business according to our "normal" schedule today thru Sunday, but we will be CLOSED July 3-4 in observance of Independence Day.


Featured Sake
In addition to the tasty, rare sake oddities tucked away in the fridge, and the high-quality uniquely Japanese microbrew beers on hand, some of the sake we are featuring by the glass on this week's menu include:

Shichida  Junmai Ginjo Muroka Nama Genshu (Saga)                   Very limited seasonal release!  Pronounced amber tint and fragrances of white peaches and melon in the nose.  Lively, acidic, and incredibly fresh – nearly effervescent.  The texture is soft, but the flavor is sharp.  In short, “The collected tears of joyously weeping angels.”  Only a handful left!!  $80/720 ml bottle

Shichida Junmai (Saga)                                                                                 Dark greenish gold tint with an aroma of hay.  Fairly full mouthfeel with mild caramel and apple sweetness, slight minerality, and a dryish finish.  The stark green label is well suited to the saké’s overall impression of a no nonsense brew.  $55/720 ml bottle


Fukuju “Good Fortune” Junmai Ginjo (Hyogo)                                 Fragrant and well balanced.  Plump mouthfeel with fine-tuned acidity.  Fun fact:  Official toasting beverage for Nobel Prize functions.  $50/720 ml bottle





Shinsei Junmai Daiginjo  (Kyoto)                                                             Rich gold coloring, with aromas of pumpkin, candied melon, and vaguely vegetal pineapple core.  Soft, medium-full mouthfeel, with a dry, slightly minty finish.  Terrific “cost performance” = bang for your buck!  Fun fact:  Favored sake for many of Kyoto's practitioners of that most elevated of cuisines, kaiseki ryori.  $45/720 ml bottle


Tentaka Organaka Junmai  
(Tochigi)                                                       Brand new to Washington and certified organic!  Rich golden coloring.  Complex nose featuring notes of herbal and grassy aromas, as well as ripe banana, brown sugar and roasted nuts.  Mild yamahai astringency and good, solid body.  A good “food sake,” particularly suited to dishes featuring miso$45/720 ml bottle


Suigei “Drunken Whale” Tokubetsu Junmai (Kochi)                     Dry, with moderate impact and a clean, vaguely mineral taste.  Made to drink in vast quantities for serious saké drinkers!  “Drunken Whale” refers to an Edo-era (1603-1868) saké-loving lord.  $68/1.8L bottle; $32/720 ml bottle



Thanks very much for reading and for your generous support over these last 10 years.  We're very much looking forward to spending the next 10 or so at your sake service.

Kanpai!
Johnnie & Taiko
June 14

Hey There, Nomidachi!


We'll keep this short and sweet, but we hope you'll have a chance to stop by the shop soon to partake in some of the incredibly delicious and rare sake we're currently featuring.  We've got an extra special guest showing up for a tasting next week, too . . .


This Week's Schedule
As is our tradition, we will be CLOSED Sunday, June 18 in observance of Father's Day, but, more importantly, to attend one of Jasmine's last ballet recitals.  The Wonder Twins are graduating from high school on Saturday, as well, so if Johnnie seems even more mentally out of sorts than usual, please be gentle on the old guy.  Also (and this should go without saying), please drink MORE premium sake.


Featured Rare, Seasonal and New-to-WA Sake
This week's featured glass pour menu is, in a word, stacked.  Just to mention a few of the selections:


Shichida  Junmai Ginjo Muroka Nama Genshu (Saga)                                                Very limited seasonal release!  Pronounced amber tint and fragrances of white peaches and melon in the nose.  Lively, acidic, and incredibly fresh – nearly effervescent.  The texture is soft, but the flavor is sharp.  In short, “The collected tears of joyously weeping angels.”  $80/720 ml bottle


Kubota Suiju Daiginjo Namazake (Niigata)                                                                           Very limited seasonal release introduced to the US market last year.  Mild grapefruit aroma.  Gently sweet, soft, and delicate, with low acidity.  Ethereal and damn near perfect – get out of your head and enjoy it!  $80/720 ml bottle


Tentaka Organaka Junmai  
(Tochigi)                                                                                 Brand new to Washington and certified organic!  Rich golden coloring.  Complex nose featuring notes of herbal and grassy aromas, as well as ripe banana, brown sugar and roasted nuts.  Mild yamahai astringency and good, solid body.  A good “food sake,” particularly suited to dishes featuring miso$45/720 ml bottle







SAKEMAN Tasting Event: Tuesday, June 20 @ 6 pm
Please join us next Tuesday at 6:00, as we welcome back that masked maniac, Sakeman Green, for a special tasting featuring some of his favorite brands: Shichida (Saga prefecture), Fukuju (Hyogo), and Shinsei (Kyoto).



Thanks very much for reading, and thank you for your kind support.  

Kanpai!
Johnnie & Taiko
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