Today we are talking about sake #27, Ume No Yado Yuzu Shu Junmai Yuzu Sake, as we celebrate Ten Thousand Waves' 33rd birthday by tasting 33 sakes in 33 days. We just loved tasting the Yuzu Shu and thought it tasted like lemonade. I can see how this sake could spell trouble for me! This sake is refreshingly light with bright citrus flavors combined with a soft texture and a hint of sweetness. The Yuzu Shu doesn't have much alcohol, only 8%, which is probably a good thing seeing as how I could drink it like water. We thought that this sake paired really well with Chef Kim Muller's flourless yuzu ricotta cheesecake and also the black sesame panna cotta.
At Izanami, they are celebrating the 33rd birthday of Ten Thousand Waves' with a happy hour through the end of the month. Every evening after 9pm, all food and non-alcoholic beverages at Izanami are 33% off the regular menu price. And all day today you can taste the Yuzu Shu at a special price. Just mention that you heard about it on The Big Show. Be sure to take your notes and enter our contest to win dinner for two at Izanami and a private hot tub for two from Ten Thousand Waves by logging onto santafe.com keyword sake on Fridays and on Monday we will draw a winner. Good luck, Sake students!
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