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Sake List

Sake is a wonderful beverage that easily pairs with seafood, cheeses, pasta, and almost anything else. Here are a few of my favorite brands.

The helpful staff at True Sake in Hayes Valley (560 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102; 415.355.9555) are an excellent resource for sake newbies.


Name
Classification
Short Description
When to open
 Yuki No Bōsha "Cabin in the Snow"
Yuki No Bosha "Cabin in the Snow"
 Jumai Ginjo
Very fruity and smooth texture. The finish is soft and sweet. This sake warms up nicely and does not have to be kept chilled during dinner.
Anytime - at $21 retail this is a bottle that can be opened at home but the taste is impressive enough to make a hostess gift.
 Kokuryu 
"Black Dragon"
Kokuryu "Black Dragon"
 Junmai Ginjo
Balanced and sophisticated sake. It has my favorite finish - crisp but not dry. Leaves your palate clean and wanting more. Lush mouthfeel.
 Special Occasion - $43. If you are looking to make an impression this is a great sake to bring to a nice dinner. 

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