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Publisher: Marketing

"Junmai" - what' does that really mean? 

  • Junmai Sake vs. Aruten Sake: Offical labeling purpose. Classification of sake based on ingredents and rice polishing ratio.  
  • Junmai Type vs. Ginjo Type: Old-world sake type vs 20th century new sake type. Often used in differenciating the taste profile and characterqstics of sake.

 

First of all, Takara’s Sho Chiku Bai brand sake is “Junmai sake”: brewed with only polished... Read More

Publisher: Tasting Room

The dynamic and elegant music of the Koto.
Torinoyoni "Like a Bird"

Date: November 23rd (Saturday)
Time: 6:30 (door open)
Tiket: $25.00
           $10.00 (over 3, under 21 years old)

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Publisher: Tasting Room

Only at our Tasting Room:

10/30/2019 (Wed) – 11/03/2019 (Sun)

$5.00 per glass (limited quantity) 

Tasting Room Business Hours:

  • Daily: 12 pm to 6 pm - Last tasting at 5:00 pm
  • Reservations are required for all weekend tastings.
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Publisher: Marketing

Mystical Gem Unveiled

古酒(Koshu): Aged Sake, $10.00 per glass
Available for Tasting: Weekdays only at our Tasting Room in Berkeley, CA.

13 years ago our toji master had a bold idea.  Taking big risks, he set out to create a unique sake that was equal parts challenging and rewarding. After being carefully crafted by our toji team, this exclusive batch of sake laid to... Read More

Publisher: Tasting Room

Only at our Tasting Room:

9/11/2019 (Wed) – 9/15/2019 (Sun)

$5.00 per glass (limited quantity) 

Tasting Room Business Hours:

  • Daily: 12 pm to 6 pm - Last tasting at 5:00 pm
  • Reservations are required for all weekend tastings.
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Publisher: Tasting Room

Concert: Evening of Jazz and Sake

Saxophonist and Flutist Masaru Koga returns to Takara Sake Tasting Room with a stellar ensemble for a one-night only engagement featuring his original genre-bending music, in a unique blend of Jazz, Afro-Latin, Japanese, Avant Garde, and more!

by Masaru Koga / Frank Martin / Bryan Bowman / Noriyuki Okada

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Publisher: Marketing

Years of innovation and dedication led us to the creation of Sho Chiku Bai "SHO," distinct expressions of premium sake.

  • Sho Chiku Bai SHO Junmai Ginjo
  • Sho Chiku Bai SHO Junmai Organic
  • Sho Chiku Bai SHO Ginjo Nigori

Taste them all side by side, now with a Sho Chiku Bai's original Sake/Shoch Flight Set!

Sho Chiku Bai SHO Tasting Flight Set:
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Publisher: Tasting Room

Evening of performance and sake tasting.

Asian American Orchestra

The celebrated Bay Area jazz orchestra blends American jazz and Asian musical traditions in the intimate setting of the Takara Sake Tasting Room.

Satuday, December... Read More

"Nama Nama" (the Freshest Sake)

Only at our Tasting Room:

10/24/2018 (Wed) - 10/28/2018 (Sun)

$5.00 per glass (limited quantity)

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Publisher: Marketing

Gold Winner: Sho Chiku Bai Shirakabegura Kimoto Junmai

Sho Chiku Bai Shirakabegura Kimoto Junmai is made using a process known as kimoto, the most traditional and "hands-on" process for creating a sake yeast starter. The process is complex, requiring great care, and few brewers attempt it. Our high-quality kimoto sake delivers a rich, velvety mouthfeel and... Read More

Publisher: Marketing

Sho Chiku Bai Junmai Daiginjo - Limited Release (Muroka Gensyu*)

This is the first daiginjo sake produced with 100% American-harvested Yamadanishiki rice in USA. It is exceptionally smooth and well-balanced with a bright Ginjo bouquet, perfect for any celebration. This handcrafted daiginjo was born as the 30th Anniversary Commemorative product of Takara Sake USA Inc. in 2013. Since its... Read More

Publisher: Marketing

Gold Winner: MIO Sparkling Sake at International Wine Challenge 2016.