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[PRESS] Wine & Dine April 2017 - The Sake Issue May 02 2017

In the April issue of Wine & Dine, our Hideyoshi Junmai Daiginjo and Musashino Kasugayama Ten To Chi Junmai Daiginjo were featured in an article about premium Junmai Daiginjo!

Special Sake Sets are back! April 03 2017

We are finally back with our monthly special sake sets! For the month of April, we have planned 3 sake sets: Made with rice-type Misakinishiki, crossed strain of the famous yamadanishiki and miyamanishiki, this sake contains a high acidity, fruity wine-like aroma. Created using highly polished rice, it is made with low temperature fermentation in the wintery north of Japan.


Chinese New Year Prosperity Sake Hamper January 19 2017

2017 will be a year that keeps on giving!

Thank you everyone who came by our 🍊 Chinese New Year Sake Warehouse Sale 🍊 on the 15th January! We hope you had great time!

Missed out on the fun? We have prepared a Chinese New Year Prosperity Sake Hamper for you!


Sneak Preview of our 🍊 Chinese New Year Sake Warehouse Sale 🍊 January 06 2017

Our very first Warehouse Sale of the year,🍊 Chinese New Year Sake Warehouse Sale 🍊 will be on the 15th January at our new office! It is less than 2 weeks away, are you ready?

It's that time of the year again - for Christmas! December 01 2016

We have specially created two Christmas Sake Sets that will be sure
to bring joy and love to you and your loved ones
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Sparkling Christmas Set – S$180.00 nett

CLICK TO BUY

Janpan Sparkling Sake x2

720ml each

Served on first class of ANA. Brewery has been making sake since 1704 in Hida, Furukawa where there is good quality soft water. To be drunk chilled like Champagne.

Alcohol: 11.0 %

From Gifu Prefecture.

 

Set of 6 Sparkling Sake Set – S$160.00 nett

CLICK TO BUY

Janpan Sparkling Sake x2

360ml each

Served on first class of ANA. Brewery has been making sake since 1704 in Hida, Furukawa where there is good quality soft water. To be drunk chilled like Champagne.

Alcohol: 11.0 %

From Gifu Prefecture.

 

Hideyoshi La Chamte x2

280ml each

This sparkling sake shows lively notes of white peaches and honeysuckle that are underscored by hints of toasted almonds.

Alcohol 8.0%

From Akita Prefecture.

 

Ichishima Platinum Sparkling x2

320ml each

Cloudy and white colour, creamy aroma with fresh, bright, dry pear fruit tones. Balanced sweetness and crisp acidity.

Alcohol: 11%

From Niigata Prefecture.

 

For any enquiries, please email admin@interriceasia.com


300ml Sake Sale October 03 2016

We have been doing monthly sake set from various prefectures...

To mix things up a little, we have created a special sake set,

putting together the best selling 300ml sake from our collection!

 

 

This set of 8 will consists of:

1. Ichishima Tokubetsu Honjozo x2 bottles

2. Imayotsukasa Junmai x1 bottle

3. Kiminoi Nama x1 bottle

4. Manotsuru Wakimizu Junmai Sakura x2 bottles

Light and mild. Smooth and soft taste. Good with any food. Please serve it well cooled.


Grade: Junmai Nama Chozoushu
Rice: Gohyakumangoku
Polish: 60%
SMV: +1
Alcohol: 14.0%

5. Musashino Kasugayama Ten To Chi Ginjo x1 bottle

There is a fresh feeling of raw sake, due to storing it in unpasteurized form and sterilized only once. Enjoy the subtle ginjo fragrance and full flavour.

Grade: Ginjo Nama Chozo
Rice: Gohyakumangoku
Polish: 60%
SMV: +5
Alcohol: 14.0%

6. Hideyoshi Honjozo Namachozo Hyoutan x1 bottle

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Please click the links on 1, 2, 3, 6, for the tasting notes!
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To order, please call 6296 0073 or email admin@interriceasia.com

Prices is inclusive of 7% GST charge & inclusive of free delivery in Singapore.
While stocks last.

Payment by cash, nets, internet transfer or cheque.

 

 

 


Sake Sale - Imayotsukasa brewery set July 18 2016

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Pronounced as I-Ma-Yo-Tsu-Ka-Sa
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To order, please call 6296 0073 or email admin@interriceasia.com



The set consists of:

1. Imayotsukasa Junmai Daiginjo 

Light feeling is compatible with umami that matches food perfectly. This sake does not feel heavy although it has a rich taste. Well rounded, fruity and a pleasant aftertaste.

Grade: Junmai Daiginjo
Rice: Gohyakumangoku
Polish: 50%
SMV: +5
Alcohol: 15.0%


2. Imayotsukasa Fortune Junmai Gold Leaves

Daruma, which is drawn on its bottle, is a symbol of fortune. This fortune sake contains Gold Leaves to symbolize wishes coming true. Rich taste, dry & smooth.

Grade: Junmai
Rice: Gohyakumangoku
Polish: 65%
SMV: +4
Alcohol: 15.0%
Acidity: 1.9


3. Imayotsukasa Junmai Ginjo

Smooth texture, with a clean pure rich flavour, with high richness and umami. Refreshing and calm aftertaste. Slight dry.

Grade: Junmai Ginjo
Rice: Gohyakumangoku
Polish: 55%
SMV: +3.5
Alcohol: 15.0%

  

To order, please call 6296 0073 or email admin@interriceasia.com

Prices is inclusive of 7% GST charge & inclusive of free delivery in Singapore.
While stocks last.

Payment by cash, nets, internet transfer or cheque.


June Sale - Manotsuru Sake Set May 31 2016

This time for our June Manotsuru sake set, from Obata brewery in Niigata!
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(Pronounced as Ma-no-tsu-ru)
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To order, please call 6296 0073 or email admin@interriceasia.com



The set consists of:

1. Manotsuru Junmai Daiginjo Ki Ippon

This sake has a smooth & dry taste with a soft touch. It is well balanced with a crisp taste & a clean tail. It goes well with fish dishes. Recommended to be drunk slightly chilled.

Grade: Junmai Daiginjo
Rice: Gohyakumangoku
Polish: 50%
SMV: +3
Alcohol: 15.0%


2. Manotsuru Junmai Ginjo

The nose of this sake is juicy fruity with hints of melon, lychee & pear. Middle bodied, silky smooth taste with gentle sweetness, and a hint of heat in the finish. Best served chilled and at room temperature. Goes well with vegetables, grilled food & cheese.

Grade: Junmai Ginjo
Rice: Gohyakumangoku
Polish: 55%
SMV: +3
Acidity: 1.2
Alcohol: 15.0%


3. Manotsuru Karakuchi Ginjo

This sake is a nama-chozoushu. It is left unpasteurized throughout the storage period and only heated at the bottling stage. Refreshing fragrance with rice-fruity aroma. Light, long and clean tail. 

Grade: Ginjo
Rice: Gohyakumangoku
Polish: 55%
SMV: +7
Alcohol: 15.5%

  

To order, please call 6296 0073 or email admin@interriceasia.com

Prices is inclusive of 7% GST charge & inclusive of free delivery in Singapore.
While stocks last.

Payment by cash, nets, internet transfer or cheque.


May Sale - Kiminoi brewery sake set May 04 2016

This time for our May sake set, from Kiminoi brewery in Niigata!
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(Pronounced as Ki-mi-no-i)
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To order, please call 6296 0073 or email admin@interriceasia.com



The set consists of:

1. Kiminoi Daiginjo

This is a premium sake brewed with 100% Yamadanishiki rice. It tastes soft because of the use of soft groundwater. The fruit aroma spread around the mouth. 

Grade: Daiginjo
Rice: Yamadanishiki
Polish: 35%
SMV: +2
Acidity: 1.3
Alcohol: 16.5%


2. Kiminoi Junmai Daiginjo Yamahai

Forward aroma, full mouth feel and lingering finish. Best with grilled seafood such as lobster, salmon & scallops with rich sauce.

Grade: Junmai Daiginjo
Rice: Yamadanishiki
Polish: 40%
SMV: +3
Acidity: 1.3 Aminos: 1.3
Alcohol: 16.5%


3. Kiminoi Honjozo Josen

Smooth and mild taste and thus matches with all kinds of food. It is a casual drink, and is also good drunk nurukan. Great to enjoy with family and friends.

Grade: Honjozo
Rice: Gohyakumangoku
Polish: 62%
SMV: +2
Acidity: 1.3
Alcohol: 15.5%

 

4. Kiminoi Nama


Nama means raw which is sake that is unpasteurized. As this is fresh sake, enjoy them chilled or even on the rocks. (4c-10c). Mild and rich aroma and taste, slight sweetness and rich body thus not only it goes with sushi, sashimi, but also food with rich taste.

Grade: Junmai Nama
Rice: Gohyakumangoku
Polish: 62%
SMV: +3
Acidity: 1.2 Aminos: 1.2
Alcohol: 15.5%
 

To order, please call 6296 0073 or email admin@interriceasia.com

Prices is inclusive of 7% GST charge & inclusive of free delivery in Singapore.
While stocks last.

Payment by cash, nets, internet transfer or cheque.


April Sale - Kawatsuru brewery sake set April 12 2016

Due to the overwhelming response of our April Kamoizumi sake set, and celebrating our humble 1,000 Facebook likes, we are introducing our new addition to our collection, Kawatsuru brewery from Kagawa!
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(Pronounced as Ka-wa-tsu-ru)
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To order, please call 6296 0073 or email admin@interriceasia.com



The set consists of:

1. Kawatsuru Junmai Daiginjo Muroka

The fragrance of the rice is the most important in creating a full bodied taste.
This is a Muroka (unfiltered) pure rice Daiginjo.

Grade: Junmai Daiginjo
Rice: Yamadanishiki
Polish: 45-50%
SMV: +5
Acidity: 1.4
Alcohol: 17.0 %


2. Kawatsuru Junmai Ginjo

The Omachi rice used has a unique initial taste, but it finishes into an easy-to-drink flavor that has a refreshing aftertaste.

The Junmai Ginjo has a good depth and sharpness (dry) to it, great for pairing with food.

Grade: Junmai Ginjo
Rice: Omachi
Polish: 60%
SMV: +5
Acidity: 1.3
Alcohol: 15.0 %


3. Kawatsuru Sanuki Cloudy

Creamy and aromatic, with a sweet and sour taste. This fruity sake is low in alcohol and is exhilarating at first taste.

Enjoy this sake on the rocks!

Grade: Honjozo
Rice: Kagawa rice
Polish: 70%
SMV: -70
Acidity: 5
Alcohol: 6.0 %


 

To order, please call 6296 0073 or email admin@interriceasia.com

Prices is inclusive of 7% GST charge & inclusive of free delivery in Singapore.
While stocks last.

Payment by cash, nets, internet transfer or cheque.


April Sale - Kamoizumi brewery sake set April 01 2016

Introducing our new addition to our collection, Kamoizumi brewery from Hiroshima!
(Pronounced as Ka-mo-i-zu-mi)
As of 12th April 2016, this sake set has sold out.
Thank you for all your support!



The set consists of:

1. Kamoizumi Enju Junmai Daiginjo

This sake has a clean and clear taste. Its taste and scent are not overpowering, and it is modestly acidic. Enjoy in a wine glass at room temperature or cooled.

Rice: Yamadanishiki (from Zoka, Hiroshima)
Polish: 50%
SMV: +1
Acidity: 1.5
Alcohol: 16.0 %


2. Kamoizumi Shusen Junmai Ginjo

Since its introduction in 1972, this sake is representative of the Kamoizumi brand.

Its mellow flavor of rice is brought out, giving this bright golden yellow sake its tastiness. Enjoy this not only chilled, but also warmed around 37~40°C.

Rice: Hiroshima Hattan, Shinsenbon
Polish: 58%
SMV: +1
Acidity: 1.6
Alcohol: 16.0 %


3. Kamoizumi Zoka Junmai

This junmaishu is made from "Yamadanishiki" 100% which is grown using pure underground water from Saijo with traditional brewery master techniques of Hiroshima.

The distinctive feature of "Yamadanishiki" is its unique and rich flavor with a profound umami (flavor). Enjoy it with various meals.

Rice: Yamadanishiki (from Zoka, Hiroshima)
Polish: 65%
SMV: ±0
Acidity: 1.8
Alcohol: 15.0 %

* Kamoizumi Zoka Junmai does not come with a box


4. Kamoizumi Hajime Junmai

Possessing a sharp sourness and mild fragrance of rice gives this sake a clean aftertaste.

It can be enjoyed at various temperatures: chilled, at room temperature or warmed up. “Hajime” means “the beginning” in Japanese.

Rice: Sake rice (from Hiroshima)
Polish: 75%
SMV: +2
Acidity: 1.7
Alcohol: 15.0 %

 


March Sale - Ichishima Brewery sake set February 29 2016

The set consist of:

1. Ichishima Tokubetsu Honjozo (1800ml)

2. Ichishima Junmai Daiginjo (720ml)

3. Ichishima Tokubetsu Honjozo (720ml)

4. Ichishima Junmai (720ml)

5. Ichishima Silk Deluxe Junmai (500ml)

6. Ichishima Karen Plum (500ml)

( click the links for descriptions! )

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To order, please call 6296 0073 or email admin@interriceasia.com

 Prices is inclusive of 7% GST charge & inclusive of free delivery in Singapore.
While stocks last.
 
Payment by cash, nets, internet transfer or cheque.

 


Welcoming the Year of the Monkey! January 13 2016

Gong Xi Fa Cai !


The Year of the Monkey is approaching and Inter Rice Asia is pleased to celebrate
Chinese New Year with premium sake gift sets, great for family and friends during this joyous occasion.

Please kindly call us at 6296 0073 or email us at ling@interriceasia.com to place an order.

Payment by cash, cheque, nets or credit card.
Free local delivery for orders above $150.

While stocks last.
Prices stated are before 7% GST charge.

 

$188 premium sake gift set consists of:

1. Ayu Masamune Junmai Ginjo Silver Label (Click for description) 

2. Imayotsukasa Junmai Daiginjo Woodcask

3. Manotsuru Junmai Ginjo (Click for description)

 

$128 premium sake gift set:

1. Imayotsukasa Koi Nishikigoi (Limited Edition!)

 

$118 premium sake gift set:

1. Manotsuru Yososaku Daiginjo (Click for description) 

 

$138 premium sake gift set:

1. Ichishima Aumont Kinsho Daiginjo Genshu (Click for description)

 

$88 premium sake gift set: (SOLD OUT)

1. Manotsuru Daiginjo (SOLD OUT)

 

$88 premium sake gift set (golden box):

1. Manotsuru Junmai Daiginjo Ki Ippon (Click for description)

 

Let's cheers to a prosperous 2016! 


Do you know your sake? - What does "Nama" mean? September 25 2015

Recommended Nama sake:

1. Kiminoi Nama - View description page

2. Hideyoshi Honjozo Namachozo Hyoutan - View description page

3. Musashino Muroka Nama Genshu - View description page

Click here to view more of our Nama sake collection!


Do you know your sake? - What does "Daiginjo" mean? September 21 2015

Japanese sake is well known and loved by many all around the world. We know there are many kinds of sake - we have seen different names such as "Junmai", "Daiginjo" and "Ginjo" on the labels, but do you know what they really mean?

We hope from this series, you will be able to understand sake better and find out what class suits your taste buds best!

Recommended Daiginjo sake:

1. Manotsuru Maho Daiginjo - View description page

2. Musashino Kasugayama Ten To Chi Junmai Daiginjo - View description page

3. Hideyoshi Daiginjo - View description page

Click here to check out our Daiginjo sake collection!


Do you know your sake? - What does "Ginjo" mean? September 16 2015

Japanese sake is well known and loved by many all around the world. We know there are many kinds of sake - we have seen different names such as "Junmai", "Daiginjo" and "Ginjo" on the labels, but do you know what they really mean?

We hope from this series, you will be able to understand sake better and find out what class suits your taste buds best!

Recommended Ginjo sake:

1. Manotsuru Karakuchi Ginjo - View description page

2. Tenryohomare Karakuchi Ginjo - View description page

3. Imayotsukasa Arabashi Junmai Ginjo - View description page

Click here to check out our Ginjo sake collection!


Brewery focus of the month: OBATA SHUZO September 01 2015

Do you also know that Rumiko Obata-san, who is currently managing Obata Shuzo, is the 5th generation of the Obata family? Isn't it incredible!

Rumiko-san will be visiting Singapore this month so stay tuned to know how you are able to meet her in person!

Click here for more information on OBATA SHUZO & MANOTSURU sake!

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Discount code validity: 1st September - 30th September 2015
Delivery charge of $15 will be waived for orders S$150 & above.
All orders are subjected to availability. While stocks last.

For order enquiries, please call 6296 0073 or email us at admin@interriceasia.com


Do you know your sake? - What does "Honjozo" mean? August 26 2015

Japanese sake is well known and loved by many all around the world. We know there are many kinds of sake - we have seen different names such as "Junmai", "Daiginjo" and "Ginjo" on the labels, but do you know what they really mean?

We hope from this series, you will be able to understand sake better and find out what class suits your taste buds best!

Today we will be touching on Honjozo sake!

Recommended Honjozo sake:

1. Musashino Into Your Soul Tokubetsu Honjozo - Go to description page

2. Ichishima Tokubetsu Honjozo - Go to description page

3. Kiminoi Honjozo Josen - Go to description page

Click here to view our Honjozo sake collection

 

Check back every Wednesday for the next installment for "Do you know your sake?"

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Magazine feature - Cuisine & Wine Asia August 21 2015

Many great heartfelt thanks to Cuisine & Wine Asia for reaching out to us to feature our premium boutique sake on their July - August 2015 issue!

Think Japanese sake suits only Japanese cuisine? Check out this article touching on French cuisine with Japanese sake!

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(Page 02) Mentioned sake:
Arimitsu Shuzo - Akitora Junmai
Kiminoi Shuzo - Junmai Daiginjo Yamahai

(Page 03) Mentioned sake:
Kiminoi Shuzo - Junmai Daiginjo Yamahai
Ichishima Shuzo - Ginjo Koshu

(Page 04) Mentioned sake:
Kiminoi Shuzo - Junmai Daiginjo Yamahai
Arimitsu Shuzo - Akitora Junmai
Imayotsukasa Shuzo - Junmai Daiginjo

(Page 05) Mentioned sake:
Ichishima Shuzo - Ginjo Koshu

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Learn something new about sake today? ;)


Do you know your sake? - What does "Junmai" mean? August 19 2015

Japanese sake is well known and loved by many all around the world. We know there are many kinds of sake - we have seen different names such as "Junmai", "Daiginjo" and "Ginjo" on the labels, but do you know what they really mean?

To fully appreciate the wide variety of sake, we have started the series of "Do you know your sake?", covering the basics of sake drinking. We hope from this series, you will be able to understand sake better and find out what class suits your taste buds best!

Today we will starting simple with Junmai sake!

Recommended Junmai sake:

1. Imayotsukasa Junmai - Go to description page

2. Akitora Junmai - Go to description page

3. Hideyoshi Junmai Amakara Pin - Go to description page

Click here to view our Junmai sake collection

 

Check back every Wednesday for the next installment for "Do you know your sake?"

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Shochu 101 June 04 2015

We are lucky to have Shochu Expert, Taeko Tsukada-san to come teach us a little bit about Shochu.

A short 2 hours workshop about Shochu, we all managed to walk away with a basic understanding of Shochu.

Attentive students listening to Taeko-san. This time Adrian is a student instead!

Shochu is a distilled alcohol beverage originating in Japan from the 15th Century. It has an alcohol content between 20 and 40% abv. It is made of various ingredients, and there are multiple ways of drinking it.

A common question is, what’s the difference between Shochu (Japan) and Soju (Korean)? The short answer is that it is very similar.

A longer answer would be that Soju is made in Korea since the 14th century. It is mostly made from rice, combined with starchy ingredients such as wheat, barley, potato, tapioca and sweet potato. Shochu is made in Japan, using one of 49 ingredients, but usually Mugi (Barley) and Imo (Sweet Potato).

Taeko-san highlighted 2 different grades of Shochu, mainly Kourui and Honkaku Shochu;

Kourui Shochu is made using continuous distillation. It is more akin to vodka, mostly colourless and odourless. It is usually cheaper than Honkaku Shochu.

Honkaku Shochu is made using a single pot distillation method. It has a lot more aroma and character than Kourui shochu. It can be made from 49 ingredients, some even as exotic as shiso leaves, but 80% of all shochu made is split between Mugi (Barley) and Imo (Sweet Potato).

For her tasting today, we drank 4 different shochu, some in different styles.

(From left to right)

1. Honkaku Shochu – Ginko Torikai | Made from Kome (Rice)
2. Kourui Shochu - Takara Shochu “Jun” | Made from Molasses, Barley and corn
3. Honkaku Shochu – Kozuru Kuro | Made from Imo
4. Honkaku Shochu - Iichiko | Made from Mugi

These are the snacks that Taeko-san had prepared that go well with the shochu. So thoughtful of her!

Here is Taeko-san serving the shochu.

All the tastings were remarkably different.

The Mugi shochu was pleasantly refreshing, with a mild aroma. With a 2:1 ratio of hot water, the aroma was brought out tremendously

The Kourui shochu was very mild, very suitable to be drunk in a cocktail style, or just with lemon and soda water.

This is a Kourui shochu mixed with soda water and a slice of lemon.

Imo shochu was the style I most associated with shochu. A more pungent aroma, described as more dynamic with a stronger attack, it left a very strong impression. It was made more palateable diluted with water.

The Kome Shochu was very pleasant, like a mild baijiu. It has the frangrance of sake, known as Ginjo-kou. I was quite impressed with this shochu, tasted very nice either neat or on the rocks.

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With plenty of laughter and hearty discussions about shochu, our night ended on a happy note. I have learnt that Shochu is different but also similar to sake in many ways. I will be definitely looking forward to another session with shochu!


Congratulations to the winners of the International Wine Challenge 2015! May 29 2015

The International Wine Challenge, also known as the IWC, is the world's finest and most meticulously judged wine competition, and it is in its 32nd year. Each medal-winning wine is tasted blind on three separate occasions by at least 10 different judges, for its faithfulness to style, region and vintage.

Inter Rice Asia would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to all winners of IWC, especially to the Japanese brewers who has worked hard along side with us over the years.

おめでとうございます!

GOLD WINNER

Manotsuru Maho Daiginjo - Buy it now
Produced by: Obata Shuzo Co Ltd
From Niigata , Japan
Category: Ginjo Daiginjo

Tasting Notes: Very complex yet easy sake with hints of fruit. Passion fruit, pear, pineapple, melon. Delicate, elegant. Honey, round taste. Elegant wishful finish.
Alcohol level: 16.5%

Isojiman Daiginjo
Produced by: ISOJIMAN Premium Sake Brewery Co Ltd
From Shizuoka , Japan
Category: Ginjo Daiginjo

Tasting Notes: Fresh, light and very elegant fragrance. Delicate and clean. Banana with great acidity and hints of minerality. Well balanced with a lingering after taste.
Alcohol level: 16.0%

 

SILVER WINNERS

Hideyoshi Junmai DaiginjoBuy it now
Produced by: Suzuki Shuzoten
From Akita , Japan
Category: Junmai Daiginjo

Tasting Notes: Pretty aroma of pineapple, lemon curd and fresh grapes. Delicate and refreshing with a citrus tail.
Alcohol level: 15.5%

Isojiman Junmai Daiginjo Emerald - Buy it now
Produced by: ISOJIMAN Premium Sake Brewery Co Ltd
From Shizuoka , Japan
Category: Junmai Daiginjo

Tasting Notes: Aromatic, green apple, ripe melon and over ripe banana flavour. Good acidity, clear, refreshing.
Alcohol level: 16.0%

Ichishima Platinum Sparkling Sake
Produced by: Ichishima Sake Brewery Inc
From Niigata , Japan
Category: Sparkling

Tasting Notes: Fresh pear, light mousse with good refreshing acidity. Banana, apple cider aromas too.
Alcohol level: 11.0%

Kiminoi Honjozo Josen - Buy it now
Produced by: Kiminoi Shuzo Co Ltd
From Niigata , Japan
Category: Honjozo

Tasting Notes: Clean light and refreshing, classic Honjozo style. Notes of grapefruit and tangerine peel. great structure, can handle a variety of temperatures, from chilled to luke warm. Grainy, spice and bitter finish.
Alcohol level: 15.5%

Kiminoi Junmai Daiginjo Yamahai - Buy it now
Produced by: Kiminoi Shuzo Co Ltd
From Niigata , Japan
Category: Junmai Daiginjo

Tasting Notes: Elegant, rich, melon. Full of umami. A hint of musty but good taste. Typical Kimoto/Yamahai nose. Clean, vivid acidity with a hint of fruits. Plump long finish with umami.
Alcohol level: 16.5%

La Chamte Buy it now
Produced by: Suzuki Shuzoten
From Akita , Japan
Category: Sparkling

Tasting Notes: Yesty nose, big citrus tones with a good mousse, well balanced
Alcohol level: 8.0%

 

BRONZE WINNERS

 

Ichishima Junmai Daiginjo - Buy it now
Produced by: Ichishima Sake Brewery Inc
From Niigata , Japan
Category: Junmai Daiginjo

Tasting Notes: Savoury and food friendly style. Mushroom umami and earthy.
Alcohol level: 15.0%

Manotsuru Junmai 1901 Please call 62960073 to enquire
Produced by: Obata Shuzo Co Ltd
From Niigata , Japan
Category: Junmai

Tasting Notes: Pudding and sweet notes. Spice flavours. Quite complex. Great acidity to cut through juicy palate.
Alcohol level: 16.5%

Imayotsukasa Junmai Buy it now
Produced by: Imayo Tsukasa Shuzo Co Ltd
From Niigata , Japan
Category: Junmai

Tasting Notes: Very quiet aromas. Elegant flavours.
Alcohol level: 15.0%

Imayotsukasa Sparkling Fortune - Buy it now
Produced by: Imayo Tsukasa Shuzo Co Ltd
From: Niigata , Japan
Category: Sparkling

Tasting Notes: Fresh aromas, good balance, nice yeasty flavour with bitterness at the end. Good with food
Alcohol level: 15.0%

Akitora Junmai - Buy it now
Produced by: Arimitsu Sake Brewery Co.,Ltd.
From: Kochi , Japan
Category: Junmai

Tasting Notes: Round approachable body blends well. Kaji notes, steamed rice, high acidity.
Alcohol level: 15.0%

 

Once again, congratulations to the winners!!


Excellent Spanish- Sake Pairing at Don Quijote May 21 2015

As a newbie who just joined Inter Rice family, I was really glad I participated this Spanish- Sake Paring at Don Quijote last night!!!!! 

 

These are the sake we use for the pairing.

Yellow paint, brickwork, simple and spacious design creates a very homely style of dinning. Nice dark wooden bar gives a earthy and grounded feeling.

 

First course was Japanese Prawn Tapa paired with Imayotsukasa Junmai Daiginjo Supreme. With the clean and smooth taste of Imayotsukasa Junmai Daiginjo Supreme, it brought out the fresh taste of the onions and the prawn!

 

Second course was Scallop& crab meats in Bechamel Sauce paired with Imayosukasa Junmai Ginjo. Who doesn't like Bechamel sauce!!!! Creamy but still retaining the taste of scallops and crab. Ricey taste of Junmai Ginjo went well with the dish.

 

Third Course was Roasted Spanish Suckling Pig with Musashino Tokubetsu Honjozo. Personally I prefer this pairing the most. The suckling pig was very well done, the pig skin was super crispy. Musashino Tokubetsu Honjozo took away the oiliness. The spinach with currants was tasty.

 

Fourth course Tenderloin Steak Cubes with Blue Cheese Sauce pair with Ichishima Karen Umeshu. Ichishima Karen Umeshu is my all time favourite, not too sweet not too sour. This was the most unorthodox yet interesting paring and it came out very well! 

 

Last but not lease we have Paella DQ Especiale with Imayotsukasa Jumai. Rich taste of Imayotsukasa Junmai brought out the strong flavourful Paella overflowing with seafood. 

Look at the way our Sake Sommelier, Adrian enjoyed the food. I guess i don't need to tell you how tasty it was XP.

 

Mr Ken drawn out two prizes provide by Inter Rice Asia!!! Congratulations to lucky ones!!

 

We will see you at our next event:D!!!!

- Carla Yang


INTER RICE TOP FIVE: Sake Boss' Top 5 Favourite Japanese Dishes in SG September 25 2014

Let's face it. The only thing better than drinking in the Japanese culture is eating while you drink it in.

We, the team at Inter-Rice Asia, asked one of our Sake bosses - Adrian Goh (who is not only the company's sake sommelier, but also one of the biggest Japanese food-lovers you will ever meet) - what his favourite Oishi dishes in Singapore are.

He looked quite stressed when we told him that he could only pick FIVE favourites, but he finally did it!

 

Understandably, it is very tough to narrow down all the Oishi goodness in Singapore to this INTER RICE TOP FIVE selection, but this is some of Adrian's current favourites and we are sure there will be many more. 

 

These are some of the Top 5 Japanese Dishes in Singapore that we really want to eat RIGHT NOW.

    • #1
      "
      Ikyu at Yong Siak Street. They do french fusion Japanese cuisine. They do a scallop carpaccio with truffle and soy oil, the combination bursts with umami. It is even better when paired with a complex rich Daiginjo sake, like the Kiminoi Daiginjo."

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    • #2
      "
      I’m a big fan of Tomi Sushi. They do excellent sushi at very reasonable prices. They don’t skimp on ingredients and use top grade koshihikari rice from Niigata, along with fresh grinded wasabi. Japanese food in Singapore hardly gets better than this."

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    • #3 
      "
      I love going to Ginza Kuroson for their lunch set. Their fish is always fresh from Japan, probably because their parent company is a Japanese seafood exporter. I like a nice dry karakuchi Ginjo - perhaps from Manotsuru or Tenryohomare - to go with their food."

      Pic credit: tripadvisor.com

    • #4
      "
      Nobuya is a small, well hidden Izakaya at Fortune Centre. Their grilled kurobota pork cheek is really awesome. Nice silky texture, with a bit of crisp and crunchiness to it. Great with a nice premium sake like the Musashino Tokubetsu Honjozo."

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    • #5
      "Another quaint place is Tenza Izakaya. They used to be at Sunset Way before moving to Chun Tin Road, just opposite Beauty World. Their speciality is their Pork Katsu, but they also have an extensive seasonal menu. This goes well with a flavorful Junmai, like the Imayotsukasa." 

       
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What do you think our sake boss should try next? What are YOUR top five favourite Japanese dishes in Singapore?


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