Sparkling Sake Vies To Become Toast Of Choice,

The popularity of smooth, sweet sparkling sake is bubbling over in Japan. Since Miyagi Prefecture-based brewery Ichinokura Co. pioneered the fizzy Suzune in 1998, the country’s sake makers have released various types of sparkling sake, including Mio from Kyoto-based Takara Shuzo Co. Presented in small, stylish bottles, many kinds of sparkling sake are only about 5 per cent alcohol – lower than the 15 per cent of typical sake – making it a popular choice among women.