According to Google Japan is just as beautiful in the spring as it is in the Fall. Their "spring break-up" is accompanied by the blooming of cherry blossoms. If we're being honest that doesn't seem fair but we're glad someone can appreciate beauty year round!
We are now entirely unsure when the best season to travel to Japan would be because they all seem magical. I mean c'mon, they have an extended fall season, extra snowy winters, cherry blossom springs and pleasant summers.
Don't forget that you can purchase extra bottles of your March club selections all month, for 10% off!
If you would like to utilize our contactless pick-up option for your club at Metro, please call us at 907-569-3800 [ext. 1] to coordinate. We will get your name and pull your items. To use this option, the name on the ID must match the name of the person on the club list.
Roga Junmai Saké
Saké for the Travelers Soul.
ROGA is a second generation brewery (stemming from Yaegaeki Brewery) that immigrated from Japan in 1999 and have been brewing in Vernon, California ever since. They use a mix of modern and traditional hand-crafted techniques to produce artisanal saké.
They utilize California mountain water, and California grownYamada-Nishiki rice polished to 65% for this Junmai. Roga Junmai is light and drywith notes of melon and rice on the nose, palate is lightly fruity with light hints of ginger.
Japan has been stepping up their bubbles game with the "Awasaké Association." Their mission is to bring traditional craftsmanship to sparkling saké. We've linked their website if you're curious about their mission.
We're not sure if this bottle from Ninki is "certified" but Ninki has made a $550 Sparkling Daiginjo in the past that is in fact certified. Despite lack of clarity on its certification, this little bottle uses natural methods of secondary fermentation in the bottle to create the bubbles. The Tohoku Sake Rice is milled to 60%.
On the nose this saké carries slightly funky, honey, and apple notes. On the palate it finishes strong with pear, apple notes and plentiful mousse.