Episode-77: Ginjo: Beneath the Surface

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Ginjo is king.

Or at least, that’s kind of been a mantra for several generations of more than a few sake lovers, makers, and advocates. Looking at the numbers in recent years, some have dubbed this the current era to be the era of junmai ginjo. (Straight-up ginjo has been faltering a bit, however).

Sake classified in the ginjo stratum today aren’t the same as that of yesteryear, and if the depictions of the style further permeating the market today are any indication, ginjo-classified sake will likely be a bit different tomorrow, as well. As the styles of ginjo-classified sake and other classifications evolve, we thought it would be worthwhile to remind ourselves (and listeners) exactly what it is we’re talking about when we talk about ginjo.

This week John Gauntner has brought Rebekah Wilson-Lye and Sebastien Lemoine to the party to discuss the above and a whole more. We hope you’ll pour a glass of something ginjo-esque and join us.

After listening, share with us your own ginjo-related experiences over on InstagramTwitter, or Facebook. When you’re done with that, you can go ahead and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or your favorite listening service, as well. Any additional comments and questions can be sent to us at questions@sakeonair.staba.jp.

We’ll be back with more Sake On Air again before you know it.

Until then, kampai!

Sake On Air is made possible with the generous support of the Japan Sake & Shochu Makers Association and is broadcast from the Japan Sake & Shochu Information Center in Tokyo. The show is a co-production between Export Japan and Potts.K Productions, with audio production by Frank Walter. Our theme, “Younger Today Than Tomorrow” was composed by forSomethingNew for Sake On Air.