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January's Sake Flight is all Niigata

January's Sake Flight is all Niigata

Niigata's climate in the winter months can be a cold and snowy one.  The prefecture is narrow and book-ended between the Sea of Japan and the Japanese Alps, and consequently bears the brunt of snow laden weather that travels across from Siberia.  Some regions, closer to the mountains, receive huge amounts of snow - some with as much as 35 feet!  This snow acts as a purifier, cleansing the air of pollutants and thus creating good brewing conditions.  In addition, the snow melt is of great benefit to the high grade sake rice that the prefecutre cultivates, not to mention ...

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