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.

2 Comments:

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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