Sake from Japan's Saga Popular in Paris Contest (News)


Paris, July 11 (Jiji Press)—Four sake brands from Saga Prefecture, southwestern Japan, ranked among the top 10 at a Japanese sake contest in Paris, results of the contest showed Tuesday.

At the Kura Master contest held in Paris last month, more than 30 jurors, including top sommeliers in France, tasted 550 sake brands from across Japan. They chose top five brands each in the junmai and junmai daiginjō categories.

The best brand of the competition will be announced in October.

The event, organized by a committee led by Xavier Thuizat, chief sommelier at the Hotel de Crillon in the French capital, was designed to promote sake internationally.

The contest was the first of its kind in France, the organizer said.

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