The Fine Sake Awards japan 2017 Activities

34 Grand Gold Medals and 160 Gold Medals

We have received 673 entries from the record-high number of 242 breweries in the fourth year of this event. Fair and strict examination was conducted on February 24, which resulted in 34 Grand Gold Medals and 160 Gold Medals (award rate 28.8%). 
The award ceremony & reception is to be held at Academy Hills (Roppongi, Minato ward) on April 18.

Results   

■Results 2017
Grand Gold Medal The Fine Sake Awards Japan (main category) 18 awarded /324 entries (award rate 5.6%)
Sparkling Sake category 4 awarded /60 entries (award rate 6.7%)
Daiginjo category 12 awarded /289 entries (award rate 4.2%)

Gold Medal The Fine Sake Awards Japan (main category) 72 awarded /324 entries (award rate 22.2%)
Sparkling Sake category 15 awarded /60 entries (award rate 25.0%)
Daiginjo category 73 awarde /289 entries (award rate 25.3%)


■Outline
Date/ Place 24 February 2017/ Station Conference Manseibashi
Judges 【Team Reader】
Arikawa(Nagano Prefecture General Industrial Technology Center ),Takeaki Ishikawa(Brewing Society of Japan), Naoto Okazaki(Brewing Society of Japan), Takayuki Kazuoka(Tokyo university of agriculture),Masahiro Kamiya,Toshiaki Sudo(Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association), Koujiro Takahashi

Yoshimasa Asanuma(Kuraya),Hiroyoshi Asano(Akitaya), Toshiyuki Arai(Arai), Makoto Endo(Academy du Vin),Kazuyo Okubo(SSK), Takuya Kano(Sakebunka), Minoru Kojim(Ryutsu Joho Kikaku),Daisuke Shoji(RNS Japan), Yoko Suganami(Rainbow),Kazuro Takekawa(Tokyu department store), Yoshiaki Tsukuura(KONTATSU), Naoya Tokashiki(Nantou shuhan), Toshiya Tone,Michiko Nakano(trans cosmos), Atsushi Nakahigashi(One Rice One Soup), Kei Hashimoto(Kaiseki Yuzen Hashimoto), Toshio Maeda(Imadeya), Kazuhiko Yamamoto(Masumoto-sohonten), Youhei Matsumoto(Kamoshiya), Mai Morita(Miss sake), Yukari Yanaba(Fukumashu), Shingo Yamamoto(Mitsukoshi Isetan), Antonio Bozzo (Journalist), Roberta Schira (Journalist), Lorenzo Ferraboschi (sakecompany.com), Michele brando(Zuma Roma), Simone Baggio(ALCHIMISTA), Leonardo Leuci (Jerry Thomas Project)
Entry 1. Main Category : Priced 2,600 JPY or below for 1.8L and medium bottle available
2. Sparkling Sake Category : Meet refined sake standards (no coloration, acidulant, or artificial fragrance)
3. Dai Ginjo Category : Medium bottles available
Judging Seven scale evaluation by blind sensory test in a Riedel Daiginjo glass.
Award Grand Gold medal (Top 5 %), Gold medal (Next 25 % following Top 5%)
Organizer The Fine SAKE Awards Japan Executive Committee
Executive committee members Kontatsu Co., Ltd. Urakasumi Saura Co., Ltd. Tatsuma-Honke Brewing Co., Ltd. Ninki Inc. Sakebunka Institute, Inc. Ryutsu Joho Kikaku Co., Ltd.
Special supporters RNS Japan (Riedel) Co., Ltd. All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.
Official supporter Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association