SAKE COMPETITION 2018 Calendar

Preliminary Judging – 16 May (at Tokyo metropolitan industrial trade center)
Final Judging – 18 May (at Tokyo metropolitan industrial trade center)
Announcement of results and Official Event – Mid-June (TBA)

 

SAKE COMPETITION 2018 is all 8 categories

All sake must be commercially available from 1 July 2017 to 31 December 2018 or intended to become available within this period. Regardless of the sales date, name of sake, label and product features have to be fixed before 30 April 2018.

1, Junmai

Sake which qualifies as “Junmai” in Tokutei meisho (Specially designated).  “Tokubestu Junmai” , “Yamahai Junmai” and “Kimoto Junmai” also can enter Junmai category.

2, Junmai Ginjo

Sake which qualifies as “Junmai Gingo” in Tokutei meisho (Specially designated).  “Yamahai Junmai Ginjo” and “Kimoto Junmai Ginjo” can enter Junmai Ginjo category.  Sake which can be determined as ” Junmai Ginjo”, such as “Ginjo Junmai” is also acceptable in this category.

3, Junmai Daiginjo

Sake which qualifies as “Junmai Daiginjo” in Tokutei meisho (Specially designated).  “Yamahai Junmai Daiginjo” and “Kimoto Junmai Daiginjo” can enter Junmai Ginjo category.  Sake which can be determined as ” Junmai Daiginjo”, such as “Daiginjo Junmai”  is also acceptable in this category.

4, Ginjo and Daiginjo (distilled alcohol added)

Sake which qualifies as “Ginjo” and “Daiginjo” in Tokutei meisho (Specially designated).  “Yamahai Ginjo/Daiginjo” and “Kimoto Ginjo/Daiginjo” can enter Ginjo/Daiginjo category.

5, Super premium

Sake which enters for super premium category has to be sold at more than 10,000 yen (720ml) and 15,000 yen (1800ml).

6, Sparkling

Not necessary to be qualified as Seishu, as long as Seishu base sparkling with more than 3.0 gas volume. Except, adding fruit juice, artificial flavor, and artificial coloring.

7, Label design

This is completely separate category from the other categories. Sake will be judged only for its labels by group of designers.

8, Oversea brewed sake

This is the special category for sake which brewed outside of Japan.

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