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Sake Rice Varietals: Gohyakumangoku - The Elegant “Champion of the East”

Sake Rice Varietals: Gohyakumangoku - The Elegant “Champion of the East”

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Join us to learn about the famous sake rice of snowy Niigata prefecture, renowned for its understated elegance: Gohyakumangoku. The name may be a mouthful to say, but this second-most produced sake rice in Japan makes sake that goes down very easily indeed.

Do you enjoy light, crisp, dry beverages that pair perfectly with food? We may have found your new favourite tipple! Join us for the third session in our sake varietal series, focused on Eastern Japan’s darling rice varietal: Gohyakumangoku. Created in snowy Niigata prefecture, this rice is now the second-most widely grown in Japan. Harvested earlier than most other
sake rice, it creates light, delicate, crisp and clean sake. Join us to experience the full range of what this versatile rice is capable of in the hands of talented sake brewers.

This class is suitable for all levels, from sake newcomers to those who are currently studying or have already completed WSET or other sake credential courses and want to hone their tasting skills and go in-depth into this fascinating varietal.

During the class you will taste six premium Gohyakumangoku sake across a range of styles, accompanied by fine cheeses and nibbles. Tasting sheets with production notes and a Powerpoint presentation covering history, growing characteristics, flavour profile, famous production regions (and more!) will be provided.

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