39 Sakes in 39 Days:  Day 22 Fragrant Jewel cold

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39 Sakes in 39 Days:  Day 22 Fragrant Jewel (cold)


We are celebrating Ten Thousand Waves’ 39th birthday with 39 sakes in 39 days at their spectacular Japanese restaurant, Izanami.  This week we continue our discussion of temperature and how it affects sake taste.  Yesterday, we talked about tasting our 21st sake, Fragrant Jewel, served warm had a bit of a bite. 

Our 22nd sake is Fragrant Jewel served cold.  We thought this sake served cold was much brighter than served warm and was fabulous.  Mateo told us that all sake was served hot until 1933 when it became much more refined.  We preferred Fragrant Jewel cold but it really is a matter of personal taste.  This sake paired nicely with Chef Kiko’s fried brussels sprouts and kushiyaki.

And now you can taste Fragrant Jewel cold and the other fabulous sakes in this week’s flight.  In celebration of the 39th anniversary of the Waves, they bring you 39 sakes to enjoy each week featuring a different aspect of sake.  Taste the weekly flight from now until March 8th and get a stamp in your sake passport.  Collect stamps and win fantastic prizes!  On Fridays, go to santafe.com/contests/honeys-sake-symposium to enter our contest where you name all of the 5 sakes I’ve talked about that week (hint: you can read my blogs in case you missed hearing me talk about them).  On Mondays, we will draw one correct entry and that person will receive two $39 gift certificates to Izanami and a private hot tub for two at Ten Thousand Waves.  On March 9th we will draw our grand prize winner and that person will receive a complete therapeutic massage for two, a private hot tub for two, a multi-course dinner for two at Izanami and an overnight stay at Ten Thousand Waves.  We’re celebrating 39 years of Ten Thousand Waves- your passport to relaxation, from your friends at 98-1 Radio Free Santa Fe.