Intense and aromatic with grass, herbs, spice, and berry fruit, Sato no Homare, or Pride of the Village, is smooth and mellow on the palate. I love the tantalizing hints of anise and tropical fruit, secondary fragrances that the Japanese call “fukumi-ka.” The high price reflects both the quality and the limited quantities available. This one makes a super beverage to serve with fusion cuisine.      

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Wakatake Daiginjo “Onikoroshi”
SILKY and alluring
sip this solo
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Fukucho “Moon on the Water”
winelike and deep
perfect with seafood dishes
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Sato no Homare “Pride of the Village”
aromatic and spicy
serve with fusion foods
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