February 13, 2014 at 9:15 AM

33 Sakes in 33 Days:  #29 Evoluzione Nigori

Honey's Sake Symposium from Ten Thousand Waves

By Honey Harris

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Hi sake students, today we will be talking about sake #29, Evoluzione Nigori or "Crazy Milk", as we celebrate Ten Thousand Waves' 33rd birthday.   A few weeks ago we featured several different sakes from Evoluzione so today we are re-visiting their unique line of sakes.  Nigori translates as "cloudy".  Almost all sake is filtered, however nigori sake is only partially filtered leaving behind visible rice particles, hence the term "cloudy".  The Evoluzione Nigori is a Junmai with a polish rate of 70%.  We thought this sake paired well with Chef Kim Muller's crispy brussel sprouts and enjoyed the creamy taste of this nigori.  The Evoluzione Nigori had good sake flavor and not too much sweetness or coconut, making it a very versatile sake for pairing with just about anything. 

All day today they are featuring the Evoluzione Nigori at Izanami, so you can drive up to Ten Thousand Waves and sample this delicious sake yourself. And of course, Chef Kim Muller's out-of-this-world menu will taste so spectacular with this sake, too. Speaking of Izanami, now through the end of this month they are having happy hour every evening after 9 pm, and all food and non-alcoholic beverages are 33% off. Don't forget that tomorrow you can log onto santafe.com keyword sake and register to win dinner for two at Izanami and a private hot tub for two. You just have to name all 5 of the sakes I've tasted this week. On Monday, we'll announce the winner. Stay tuned in the 10 a.m. hour every weekday to hear me talking about the sake of the day from the fine folks at Ten Thousand Waves and Izanami.

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