Monday, September 14, 2009

The Global Sake Bomb from Wine Enthusiast Magazine

A nice round-up of where Japanese sake is at outside Japan from Wine Enthusiast Magazine. I found a new spot to check out the next time I'm in San Francisco: Ozumo, located in the Harbor Court Hotel. A sake lounge and restaurant, there are more than 30 sakes available by the glass--sweet. Look for a Santa Monica branch to open in 2010 -- L.A.'s first real sake lounge.
The upshot of the article is that sake is gaining popularity and pairs well with food since it's not as bold in flavor as some wines and "invites the flavors of food to linger." Definitely. Yesterday, I had lunch at Pollo a la Brasa (wood fired Peruvian chicken) and thought a draft sake (like Kikusui Funaguchi one-cup sake I just bought at Whole Foods--pictured above) would have worked very well.

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