I've waxed poetic here before about sparkling sake...the pink kind...I adore it in case that wasn't clear. Although our wonderful wine-giving neighbors are long gone, I came across this bottle that Alex had given us just the other day, I don't know how I'd let it sit on my bar for so long!
This is pink's cousin...Hou Hou Shu Sparkling Sake. Like the pink version it is light, sweet and gently sparkly (i.e. carbonated). But there's also a an extra flavor dimension with this one...initially I couldn't place it...it was like a really delicious version of a Necco wafer...but not really. Then I read some tasting notes that mentioned a yogurt note. Um...yeah, that is certainly a better descriptor than Necco wafer. Whatever it is, it is delicious and interesting...a little weirder, slightly more thought provoking than the pink...but most certainly worth checking out, especially if you've got an event worthy of a sparkling beverage coming up!