39 Sakes in 39 Days:  Day 36 Ten Thousand Ways

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39 Sakes in 39 Days:  Day 36 Ten Thousand Ways

 

We are celebrating Ten Thousand Waves’ 39th birthday with 39 sakes in 39 days at their popular Japanese restaurant, Izanami.  This week we conclude our sake symposium with a discussion on presentation.  In Japan, attention to detail with everything is absolute, including the vessels in which sake is enjoyed.  For as long as they have been producing sake, the Japanese have developed a wide range of vessels for drinking and decanting the beverage, fashioned from a variety of materials including earthenware, porcelain, wood and glass.  Mateo told us that different vessels affect the taste of sake. 

Our 36th sake is Ten Thousand Ways, a honjozo with a milling rate of 65% and a sake meter value of +1.  Ten Thousand Ways is an expression  used in the sake world to answer the question, in how many ways is one sake different from another.  This brewery is one of the oldest in Japan founded in 1778.  We thought this sake was light and fruity and paired nicely with Chef Kiko’s spicy fried chicken but actually it pairs well with everything on the chef’s menu.

And now you can taste Ten Thousand Ways 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.