Robert Parker's Wine Advocate and eRobertParker.com, the world's most widely read independent consumer's guide to fine wines, has released Japanese sake ratings.
"Yamadanishiki Junmai Daiginjo Urakasumi Koshu" was selected as one of the great sake and rated 91 points on a 50 to 100 points scale. We are very honoured and happy to receive high points for this sake.
Hello, this is Michiyo, sales representative.
From March 28th till April 24th, the World Gourmet Summit,
a globally recognised gastronomic event was held in Singapore.
As part of the summit, 2-Michelin-Star Chef Yoshinori Ishii from UMU restaurant in London
presented a Japanese course dinner at Tóng Lè Private Dining from the 6th till the 10th.
As this year marks the 5th year since the Great East Japan Earthquake,
he made a dish named " Remember Tohoku" using a swordfish from Kesennuma
and our "Junmai Ginjo Urakasumi Zen" was chosen to match with the dish.
When explaining about the product, I have also mentioned how grateful we are for the warm support
towards disaster hit areas and how the areas are recovering.
I was happy to get good feedback for "Urakasumi Zen"
and have received a letter of appreciation from the organizer.
I would like to thank World Gourmet Summit and to Chef Ishii for the great opportunity.
Urakasumi will further strive to deliver quality sake to the world's top chefs and to consumers.
We have introduced tax free shopping system at Urakasumi Sake Gallery at our brewery!
Any item in our shop can be purchased free of 8% consumption tax under certain conditions.
・ You are eligible for tax-free shopping if you are a visitor with a temporarily stay status.
・ For tax-free shopping, passport must be presented.
・ You must buy total inconsumable items over 10,001 yen, and consumable items over 5,001 yen to get tex free.
・ All the tax-free goods must be taken out of Japan.
Please enjoy tax-free shopping at Urakasumi!
We are waiting for your visit!
The Third UN World Conference on Disaster Reduction was held in Sendai, Miyagi from Marth 14th till 18th, and as a part of excursions after the conference we had some visitors from overseas yesterday!
As a brewery which was affected by the disaster that happned on March 11th, 2011, Saura, the 13th president of Urakasumi, explained the effects of the quake and tsunami, restoration work and some successful measurements for the disaster.
The participants were eager to ask especially about some measurements that Urakasumi had taken before the disaster.
Although the premises were flooded by the tsunami and nearly 30,000 bottles of sake were damaged, the brewery building itself didn't collapse because of the seismic reinforcement we had done, although the siding of earthern buildings fell of in some places.
In April 2011, we have set up "The Power of Sake by Urakasumi" project in which a part of the sales of Urakasumi sake is donated for the region's recovery. Since then, we have supported especially in the fields of regional culinary culture and the support has now been extended to children's education and social welfare.
Please take a look at our report on this project and we will appreciate your kind support!
We had a special visitor, Mr Andre Bishop, Melbourne based Sake Samurai and an owner of a sake bar and a few Japanese restaurants, last week.
We have met at the Sake and Food Expo held by JFC Australia in Melbourne in December last year. The Expo was successful with lots of visitors including a Cheese specialist Mr Will Studd.
Mr Bishop has come to Japan more than 20 times and has visited lots of sake breweries throughout Japan, so he has deep knowledge of sake.
We have shown him the main brewery in Shiogama and it was our great pleasure having him!
We hope to further promote Urakasumi sake in Australia this year!