I recently attended the JFC Sake Expo in Manhattan. This is a trade event that introduces sakes imported by the sake importing company JFC.
For me, it’s a great chance to get up close and personal with some of the great sakes brought to the States. Here’s a sampling of what I tasted at this event and you can also check out the Gallery below to see some pictures of the JFC Sake Expo 2010!Ippongi Brewery
This is a vibrant brand from beautiful Fukui Prefecture on the Sea of Japan. Represented by Ippongi Brewery Vice President Mr. Kakutaro Kubo, the sakes a fresh, lively and have some of the most stunning branding and labels I’ve seen.
>See All Ippongi Denshin Sakes Daishichi Sake Brewery
Mr. Ad Blankenstjn was the brewery representative on hand for Daishichi – which is the Brewery famous for their strict adherence to the kimoto Brewing method and their special flat rice polishing.
>See All Daishichi Sakes Miyazaki Sake Brewery
Rena Miyazaki introduces her family’s Miyanoyuki brand. They make both junmai and honjozo styles that are hearty and robust and go well with food.
>See All Miyazaki Miyanoyuki Sakes Akira Sake
From beautiful Kanazawa, this is a new organic sake that is headed to our shores soon! I visited this Kanazawa last march and I can tell you this sake is fantastic and made from 100% organic, delicious local rice. Mr. Sugano was introducing Akira to many New Yorkers! Aiyu Sake Brewery
Michiko Kanehira is the president of Aiyu which makes the lovely Tomoju brand. I tasted her new and delicious Umeshu (plum sake) that is coming soon to the U.S.!
>See All Aiyu Tomoju Sakes Chiyomusubi Sake Brewery
President Haruo Okasora introduced his yummy Chiyomusubi sakes. This brand is a leader in exporting premium cup sakes which have a special place in my heart! Try them!
>See All Chiyomusubi Sakes
Check out the gallery below for even more brands I tasted at this JFC event: