Hot humid days are a common thing during summer months in Tokyo.
Cool and crisp, Amabuki Sparkling Junmai Ginjo Sake is one of the suggested thirst quenchers besides water kindly offered by Tokyo resident Melinda Joe. Besides her site Tokyo through the drinking glass, Melinda Joe contributes to Japan Times and Wall Street Journal.
Her tasting notes on Amabuki Sparkling Junmai Ginjo Sake by Amabuki Shuzo Brewery in Saga Prefecture:
"Cool and crisp, with a fruity aroma, lactic tang (in a good way), and a dry finish. Light texture and relatively low alcohol at 14%"
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Keeping Cool in Tokyo with a little help from Melinda Joe for Tokyo Thursdays # 266