DEWAZAKURA SAKE BREWERY WON
IWC CHAMPION SAKE TWICE

International Wine Challenge had announced its 2016 Champions at London Hilton on Park Lane on July 7th.
Various members of wine trade gathered for the announcement from around the world - France, U.S., Spain, Australia, Japan and, of course U.K.. The trophy-winning Sake brewers of Japan gave added splendor to the event with their gorgeous Kimono.

Champion Sake

Dewazakura Dewanosato

Dewazakura Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
YAMAGATA

In the middle, Masumi Nakano of Dewazakura Sake Brewery president that won The IWC Champion Sake 2016.

Great Value Champion Sake

Hourai Komachizakura

Watanabe Sake Brewing Co., Ltd.
GIFU

In the middle, Hisanori Watanabe of Watanabe Shuzouten president that awarded The IWC Great Value Champion Sake 2016.

The IWC Champion Sake 2016 was awarded to Dewazakura Dewanosato brewed by Dewazakura Sake Brewery Co., Ltd. from Yamagata. They’ve now won IWC Champion Sake twice, awarded the first time in 2008 for Dewazakura Ichiro. They were also named as the IWC Sake Brewer of the Year 2016.
The IWC Great Value Champion Sake 2016 has gone to Hourai Komachizakura, Watanabe Sake Brewing Co., Ltd. from Gifu.  This brewery has been rewarded in 2014 for Hourai, and this will be their second IWC Sake Trophy.
Above shows how popular these two breweries are, and it’s exciting to see how other breweries are going to follow them.

IWC 2016 Sake Competition
Award-Winner Announcement Party

The International Wine Challenge is the world's largest wine competition, and its Sake Category is the 2016 Sake Challenge. Award-winning Sake, from the national and regional Trophy winners, to medal winners of Gold, Silver, Bronze and other were announced on Friday, May 20th, 2016 in Hyogo Prefecture at Ikuta Shrine Hall.

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Mr. Kenichi Ohashi, co-chairman, announcing the results of IWC 2016 Sake Competition.

IWC 2016 Sake Challenge Trophy-winning Sake.

IWC 2016 Sake Challenge Trophy winner.

IWC 2016 Sake Challenge Trophy-winning Sake

Trophy Sake Name Producer Region
Futsu-shu Trophy TENSAI TOJI NO NYUKONSHU Watanabe Sake Brewing Co.,Ltd GIFU
Honjozo Trophy NANBU-BIJIN HONJOUZOU NANBU-BIJIN Co.,LTD. IWATE
Junmai Trophy Dewazakura Dewanosato Dewazakura Sake Brewery Co., Ltd. YAMAGATA
Junmai Ginjo Trophy GOKEIJI JUNMAI GINJO HITACHINISHIKI Aoki shuzou IBARAKI
Junmai Daiginjo Trophy Amanoto Junmai Daiginjo 35 Asamai Shuzo Co.,Ltd. AKITA
Ginjo Trophy Dewazakura Oka Dewazakura Sake Brewery Co., Ltd. YAMAGATA
Daiginjo Trophy Mutsu-Hassen Daiginjo Hachinohe Shuzo Co.,Ltd AOMORI
Koshu Trophy Koshu Eikyuuno Kagayaki Miyashita Sake Brewery Co., Ltd. OKAYAMA
Sparkling Trophy Sparkling Sake “John” Tosa Brewing Company Limited KOCHI
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