39 Sakes in 39 Days:  Day 38 Manabito True Blue

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39 Sakes in 39 Days:  Day 38 Manabito “True Blue”


We are celebrating Ten Thousand Waves’ 39 birthday this year with 39 sakes in 39 days at their fantastic Japanese pub, Izanami.  Today we continue our discussion about finishing touches.  Warmed sake is most often served in earthenware or porcelain vessels.  Made for millennia, Japanese pottery is highly collectable.  The most commonly found pieces nowadays are small cups called o-choko and earthenware flasks, into which the sake is decanted and drunk.


Our 38th sake is Manabito “True Blue”, a junmai ginjo produced in the Akita region of Japan.Founded in 1689, the brewery uses artisanal methods to deliver full-bodied flavors, clean and crisp, using a locally grown rice only found in Akita.We thought this sake was delicious and paired perfectly with Chef Kiko’s spicy sausage Kushiyaki.I am really enjoying tasting all of Chef Kiko’s Kushiyaki choices.


And now you can taste True Blue 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.