On November 1 of 2016, eight sake brewing companies formed the “ awa Sake Kyokai,” or the “Sparkling Sake Association.” (The word awa means foam, or bubbles.) With the Olympics coming to Tokyo in 2020, the brewers decided it would be good to have a type of sake that can be enjoyed in a toast much like Champagne. Nanbu Bijin is one of the member brewery and this sake is the winner of Sake Competition sparkling sake division both 2017 and 2018. With a pleasant, Ginjo aroma, and gentle yet refreshing mouthfeel, this well-balanced sparkling sake finishes with the clear presence of umami from the rice. This innovative sake from Nanbu Bijin aims higher than ever, by incorporating the newest theories and thinking, while protecting those things which should never change. *When opened at higher temperatures, contents may spray out.