38 Sakes in 38 Days:  Day 23 Cabin in the Snow Warm

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We are celebrating Ten Thousand Waves’ 38th birthday with “38 Sakes in 38 Days” at their stunning Japanese restaurant, Izanami.  Today we continue our discussion of how temperature affects the flavor of sake.

Our 23rd sake is Cabin in the Snow, a junmai ginjo, served warm.  It is unusual to warm a ginjo sake, the contrast in temperatures with this sake is a perfect example of how warming affects flavor and body.  You’ll recall our 21st sake this past Monday was Cabin in the Snow chilled.  The difference in taste from chilled to warm was evident with the first taste.  Mateo told us that drinking Cabin in the Snow warm in a ceramic sake cup is ideal.

Cabin in the Snow warm is one of our all-time favorite sakes at Izanami.  It has a fruity body and great aroma with a peppery finish.  This sake is very popular in Japan.  We thought Cabin in the Snow warm paired nicely with Chef Kiko’s Nami Burger and the sake braised mushrooms.

You can taste Cabin in the Snow warm or chilled right now at Izanami.  And don't forget that on Fridays, go to santafe.com/passport and name all five of the sakes we will have talked about every week for your chance to win two $38 gift certificates to Izanami plus a hot tub for two at Ten Thousand Waves.  The grand prize winner on March 4th will receive a multi-course dinner for two at Izanami. a premium hot tub for two, complete massage for two and an overnight stay at Ten Thousand Waves. We’re celebrating Ten Thousand Waves’ 38th birthday, your passport to relaxation, from your friends at 98-1 Radio Free Santa Fe.

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