I first met Satomi Furugaki when I was a judge for the International Sake Sommelier Competition in LA in 2006.She
was the point person for the entire event and I quickly learned that Satomi
has a sake soul and a Dai Ginjo heart.Recently, I asked her
to critique some Izakaya's (sake pubs) in LA - this will be featured in the March Newsletter - and asked her
would put her
sake sommelier and sake aficionado skills to test by writing a little piece on her
favorite Junmai sake.Satomi
is a Shugaku Kohshi (sake instructor), but more importantly she
is a drinker of sake and that is my favorite quality about this wonderful voice in the sake industry.
Herewith is her
review on the ultra-popular Tokubetsu Junmai called Denshu:
...Satomi is a Los Angeles representative of Sake Service Institute (SSI) (www.sakejapan.com), the sole licensing organization of sake sommelier certification.She
is also an SSI
certified Kikisake-shi (sake sommelier) and Shugaku Kohshi (sake instructor).She teaches sake classes at California Sushi Academy (www.sushi-academy.com), first sushi chef training institution out of Japanese, and writes tasting comments for several sake breweries.
Thank you Satomi
for a terrific journey map of an amazing sake known as Denshu.