Kitakami Photoblog

Daily photos from Kitakami, a small town in Northern Japan, and its surroundings.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Japanese wines

In addition to the comments to yesterday's post, here some truely japanese wines:
On the left a fine bottle of local sake (rice wine). It contains about 15 % alcohol.
The 2 liter-bottle in the middle is produced by a friend who is a rice farmer and uses his own rice for making his sake. We didn't try it yet, the bottle size making us feel that we have to wait fo a really big event to open it. But you can buy sake in much bigger quantities.
On the right finaly, there is a japanese white wine (there's red and rosé, too), with 14 % alcohol. We didn't try it either, but most japanese wines have a, er..., really strange taste.


Anonymous Matthew said...

Mmmm, sake. Are Iwate's jizakes good? Traveling in Tohoku last year, we really enjoyed the local sakes from Akita; we were less impressed with what Aomori and Yamagata had to offer, and we did not have an opportunity to try any Iwate sakes.

11:10 PM  
Blogger Julia said...

I have to admit that for me the they taste all quite the same, I'm not a connoisseur. But I heard people say that they were good - nonde mite kudasai!

10:35 AM  

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