For the sake of SAKE !
Sake Blog by Sachiko Koyama
In my last post, I talked about Nigori and chocolate, however, there are many other types of sakes which make a superb companion to chocolate. Let's have a look at what other types of sakes can make a good pairing with chocolate.
1. Kijo-shu (貴醸酒)
Kijoshu is a type of sweet sake with its history dating back to Heian era (794-1185) which is made by adding finished sake (instead of water) during the brewing process. The fermentation is brought to a halt by adding sake while the saccharification process keep making sugar(glucose), hence the Kijo-shu turn out to be sweet.
2. Koshu (古酒）-Aged sake
3. Junmai Daiginjo (純米大吟醸）
At least 50% of rice grain has been polished away with Junmai Daiginjo. With elegant aroma and fruity character, it create a good match with chocolate with fruit-flavoured.
4. Sparkling (発泡酒)
Sparling sake is the hottest trend of sake world for its drinkable light taste especially among the sake novice. The style varies from carbonated one to bottle-fermented cloudy one with yeasty punch.
5. Nigori (にごり酒) - Cloudy Sake