Everything About Sparkling Sake

Sparkling sake is a type of Japanese rice wine that is becoming increasingly popular in the United States. It is made using the same natural fermentation process as regular sake, but with the addition of carbonation. Sparkling sake is light and refreshing, with a slightly fruity flavor. It pairs well with a variety of food, making it a versatile choice for entertaining. If you’re looking to try something new, give sparkling sake a try. You may just find your new favorite drink!


What Is a Sparkling Sake?


Sake, or Japanese rice wine, is a traditional beverage that has been consumed in Japan for centuries. In recent years, sake has gained popularity in the West as a delicious and exotic alternative to wine.


Sparkling sake is a type of sake that is carbonated, similar to champagne or other sparkling wines. It is typically made with lower-quality rice and is sweeter and less alcoholic than regular sake. Sparkling sake is often served as an aperitif or dessert wine.


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How Is It Made?


Sparkling sake is made using the kimoto method, which is a traditional brewing style. This method involves adding lactic acid to the rice malt, which is then fermented. The lactic acid helps to create bubbles in the sake, which is what gives it its signature sparkle.


Interestingly, the kimoto method was actually developed in the late 19th century in an effort to make sake more refreshing. And, while the method is still used today, it’s now used to create a variety of different types of sake, including sparkling sake.


What Does Sparkling Sake Taste Like?


In general, sake is a light and smooth beverage with a slightly sweet flavor. The carbonation in sparkling sake gives it a slightly tart and acidic taste that is reminiscent of sparkling wine. However, unlike sparkling wine, sake is not overly sweet or fruity.


Popular Sparkling Sakes


There are many brands and types of sparkling sake, so it can be hard to know where to start.  I will introduce you to some of the most popular sparkling sakes on the market, so you can find the perfect one for your next party or gathering.


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Ninki-ichi Sparkling Junmai Daiginjo


I’m always on the lookout for good sparkling sake, and Ninki-ichi Sparkling Junmai Daiginjo is one of my favorites. It’s a great example of a Junmai Daiginjo, with a delicate flavor and a beautiful aroma. The natural carbonation small bubbles are light, and the sake is smooth and easy to drink. It’s the perfect sake for a summer day, or any day when you need a little pick-me-up.


Mizubasho Pure


Mizubasho is one of my favorite sparkling sake brands. It’s smooth and light, with a gentle sweetness like dessert that makes it perfect for sipping on its own or pairing with food.


I was first introduced to Mizubasho by a friend who is a sake aficionado, and I’ve been hooked ever since. I love trying different brands and styles of sake, but there’s something about Mizubasho that keeps me coming back and its perfect for all types of occasions.


Suehiro Bihapposhu Puchi-Puchi


Suehiro Bihapposhu Puchi-Puchi Pure sparkling sake is a bomb. It’s light and refreshing, with just a hint of sweetness. It’s perfect for summertime sipping, or for enjoying with light appetizers. If you’re looking for delicious, sparkling sake to enjoy, I highly recommend you give Suehiro Bihapposhu Puchi-Puchi Pure a shot.


Sparkling Sake


Ichinokura Suzune


If you’re looking for delicious and refreshing sparkling sake, you’ll want to try Ichinokura Suzune Pure. This sake is one of my favorites, and it’s perfect for enjoying on a warm day. The flavor is light and delicate with a balanced flavor and alcohol content,  with a hint of sweetness. It’s a perfect choice for someone who wants to enjoy a refreshing beverage without the high alcohol content.


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