39 Sakes in 39 Days:  Day 39 Heavenly Grace

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39 Sakes in 39 Days:  Day 39 Heavenly Grace

 

We are celebrating Ten Thousand Waves’ 39th birthday with 39 sakes in 39 days at their fabulous Japanese restaurant, Izanami.  I can’t believe this is our last sake for 2020!  To conclude our discussion of finishing touches, today we will talk about Nihonshu overflow.  This is a wonderful way of over-pouring sake into one’s glass where the sake spills over the top of the vessel into a small dish.  This is a Japanese way of demonstrating abundance.  Several years ago, Kaz told us that to drink to it you must kiss the glass, so to speak. 

Our 39th sake is Heavenly Grace, a Junmai daiginjo with a milling rate of 50% and a sake meter value of 0.  We loved Heavenly Grace, and who doesn’t?  This sake is delightfully aromatic, bottled while still nama genshu (unpasteurized and undiluted) and instantaneously  pasteurized.  We thought this sake was extraordinary and elegant and paired well with Chef Kiko’s fried shrimp and brussels sprouts.

And now you can taste Heavenly Grace 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 4 sakes I’ve talked about that week (hint: you can read my blogs in case you missed hearing me talk about them).  On Monday 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.