Old is gold

Old is gold

EPICURE Old is gold Up to seven years of ageing has made the Tengumai Ginkouburi a rare and complex sake     Tengumai Ginkouburi sake: A 35% Junmai Daiginjo aged for between five and seven years Young and fresh may trump old and mellow, not only when it...
Soju so good

Soju so good

EPICURE Soju that’s so good Premium Korean soju, not the cheap stuff, is perfect with barbecued or spicy food     The Hwayo range of soju There is a breathtaking Korean TV series called Bad Guys: Vile City, where the subtitle hints at some violently...
Shichiken: The sparkling choice

Shichiken: The sparkling choice

EPICURE The sparkling choice Shichiken Mori no kanade is a sparkling sake aged in whisky barrels         Shichiken Mori no kanade Sometimes, you just can’t decide what you would like to drink at dinner. Wine or whisky? Sparkling or sake? At times like these,...
Get fresh with Kokuryu Hiirazu

Get fresh with Kokuryu Hiirazu

EPICURE Get fresh with Kokuryu HiirazuThe unpasteurised Kokuryu Hiirazu: Any fresher and you’ll have to brew this namazake yourself  Kokuryu Hiirazu There’s nothing better than the freshness of a namazake to excite a jaded palate. Except when that nama is a...
45 Is The New 39… & 50

45 Is The New 39… & 50

EPICURE 45 Is The New 39… & 50 The new Dassai Sparkling 45 is the bubbly union of two sparkling sakes If at first you thought someone was playing an April Fool’s joke on you by messing about with the colours of your favourite sparkling sake from Dassai,...