Image from @S Shizuoka Shinbun

In an interesting variation on a kir (crème de cassis blackcurrant liqueur with white wine), freshly produced shinshu junmai sake made by the Shidaizumi brewery with locally grown Yamada-nishiki rice has been infused with blackcurrants grown at Fujieda Ferme in Fujieda, Shizuoka Prefecture to create Himenomi cassis sake. First made three years ago, this year saw a record harvest of blackcurrants and the largest production run to date of 600 bottles.

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