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Japanese Wine & Sake

The best Japanese wines and sakes, imported to Lowertown!

japan-wine-bottleRegular wine making began in Japan with the adoption of Western culture during the Meiji restoration in the second half of the 19th century. The main region for winemaking in Japan is in Yamanashi Prefecture which accounts for 40% of domestic production, although grapes are cultivated and wine is also produced in more limited quantities by vintners from Hokkaido in the North to Miyazaki Prefecture on the Southern island of Kyushu. Sake or saké is a Japanese rice wine made by fermenting rice that has been polished to remove the bran. Unlike wine, in which alcohol (ethanol) is produced by fermenting sugar that is naturally present in grapes, sake is produced by a brewing process more like that of beer, where the starch is converted into sugars, before being converted to alcohol. (Adapted from here and here on Wikipedia)

Currently in stock at Lowertown Wine & Spirits

Ozeki Hans Awaka Sake375ml8.99
Ozeki Sake720ml8.99
Tyku Soju Liquer750ml25.99