On November 7th, before the Joy of Sake Tokyo event was launched, the U.S National Sake Appraisal held its Award Ceremony. On this occasion, Urakasumi recieved the prestigious "Emerald Award" given to the brewery that recieved te most gold and silver award without winning the emerald prize in the past.
Urakasumi was also granted the following awards :
-Yamadanishiki Junmai Daiginjo Urakasumi, Gold Medal (Daiginjo B Category, polishing ratio 50% or less)
-Junmai Ginjo Urakasumi Zen, Gold Medal (Ginjo Category)
-Urakasumi Junmai Daiginjo M, Silver Medal (Daiginjo A Category, polishing ration 40% or less)
The U.S. National Sake Appraisal has been held annually since 2001 and is the oldest sake appraisal conducted outside Japan. Eleven judges - eight from Japan and three from the U.S. - evaluate approximately 400 entries over two days following the traditional Japanese judging procedures. Top-scoring labels receive gold and silver awards, with "Grand Prix" and "Second Grand Prix" awards gien to the entries with the highest marks in each category.
Urakasumi Sake Brewery is incrediblely honored to be granted these awards and wants to deeply thank everyone for their warm support through the years. We will continue to strive toward perfection in the art of sake brewing in order to provide our customers the best sake quality.
Yamadanishiki Junmai Daiginjo Urakasumi Gold medal (Daiginjo B category, polishing ratio 50% or less)
On the occasion of the October 2018 Sake Selection, Urakasumi's Daiginjo was awarded the Platinum prize !
Sake Selction is a new specialized contest for Japanese sake organized by the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles. Mostly as an internationnal wine contest, Concours Mondial de Bruxelles was held for 25 years now, and it attracted this year 55 countries with more than 10,000 different products.
The jury panel was composed by specialists of 10 different countries, thus garanteeing diversity and impartiality when according medals. With the intention of promoting the several charms of Japanese Sake to the world, 35 sake smmeliers and experts were carefully selected for this year's new sake category.
Our products were awarded prizes this first Sake Selection event !
Daiginjo Urakasumi Platinum Award (Ginjo category)
Junmai Ginjo Urakasumi Zen Gold Award (Junmai Ginjo category)
Tokubetsu Junmai-shu Kiippon Urakasumi Gold Award (Junmai Category)
It is a great honnor for us to be awarded such prizes.
We are humbly grateful to everyone for their warm support and we will continue working hard on providing our customers the best quality sake.
Every year since 2013, the "Salon du Sake" event takes place in Paris and allows sake lovers to meet with sake professionals. Urakasumi was participating in this year's edition held from October 6th to October 8th. More than 500 types of sakes and more than 120 different producers were gathered in the largest scale event of sake up to now. We will work harder on promotion in order to further increase the visibility of the "Urakasumi" brand in France and its surrounding countries!
For the 2018 "Salon du Sake", Urakasumi Sake Brewery was proud to participate along with our distributor Societe Kioko as we were able to make a direct contact with local business owners, professionals, and consumers. Introducing a new product to be distributed in France, the"Genshu Urakasumi", we were very pleased to receive the extremely positive comments of those who tried it. Since "Junmai Urakasumi", "Urakasumi Zen", and "Yamadanishiki Junmai Daiginjo Urakasumi" were also offered during the event, not only were the sake-lovers delighted to taste signature products from our brewery, but first-timers also made great discoveries as the culture of sake is expanding in France and Europe.
We would like to thank everyone who participated in this success as we hope to see you all enjoy the classic and elegant Urakasumi Sake in France. Your comments are precious and your satisfaction is our priority.
We are promoting Urakasumi sake at MEIDI-YA in Singapore from today the 21st for 3 days!
We are promoting "Urakasumi" sake in restaurants in Taipei with our distributor "Long Star".