new goodness, zenkuro.

August 20, 2020

new goodness, zenkuro.

With summer comes all the outdoor activities we love - BBQ's, picnics, music festivals, boat parties, hikes and more. The pandemic took away many of these but one thing has remained constant - the ability to enjoy a refreshing summer drink (while at home of course).

So, what better timing than now to introduce you to our newest supplier, Zenkuro.

From the South Island of New Zealand, near Queenstown (best known as the ‘Adventure Capital of the World’) Zenkuro brings you just what you need to keep calm, enjoy life, and stay healthy - Premium Sake.

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Zenkuro or  ‘全黑’ in Japanese - means ‘all’ (zen) and ‘black’ (kuro), and is a symbol of balanced strength, passion, pride, and determination to succeed. Sound familiar? 

That’s right - it’s also the name of our national rugby team, the All Blacks!

The Zenkuro journey began in 2014 when good pals Dave, Yoshi, Craig, and Richard brought an answer to the question “Why don’t we start New Zealand’s first sake brewery?”

That innocent question ignited their interests in finding the crossroad between their own unique connections to Japan and the place they call home, NZ. 

The team set to it and have since become integral parts of Zenkuro with varying degrees of participation and expertise.

6 years on their work of art can be found across many parts of the world, having taken it to as far as the UK (where they won multiple awards at the London Sake Challenge) and most recently Hong Kong.

The bottle of Zenkuro that appears on your table is entirely handmade, with well-polished rice mixed with pure New Zealand water from the Southern Alps. At an alcohol level of 14.5%, Zenkuro sits at the same level as a typical red or white wine, making it an easy addition to your evenings. 

As New Zealand’s “first and only” sake brewery, we have no doubt that Zenkuro will bring you a new and unique taste of New Zealand with a hint of Japan, all without having to leave Hong Kong; the adventure we've all been looking for but have had COVID hinder.

Click here to learn more about Zenkuro or click here to see the range and purchase a bottle to enjoy yourself.

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夏天原本是大家進行燒烤、野餐、勁歌熱舞、出海和遠足等活動的季節。然而,新型冠狀病毒大流行卻為全球社會帶來前所未有的銳變,讓我們花上更多的時間在留在家中。雖然如此,我們也許能在共同面對抗疾挑戰的時候不時享受一杯清酒。

當大家在家盡情享受冷氣機帶來的快樂和滿足感之際,來自新西蘭南島,公認為世界第一探險之都皇后鎮的Zenkuro特級清酒釀酒廠已經悄悄成為我們的合作夥伴之一,大家帶來另類保持鎮靜、享受生活和保持健康的辦法。

Zenkuro的創業故事始於2014年的一個晚上、當好朋友Dave、Yoshi、Craig和Richard的對話提及到新西蘭缺乏清酒釀酒廠的情況。

就是這條看似無辜的問題啟發了他們的創業精神,並希望透過Zenkuro這個品牌演繹他們各自在新西蘭和日本文化之間縱橫交錯的過去。自2014年起,他們一直是每一杯清酒背後不可或缺的一部分,並先後把Zenkuro帶到世界各地,在倫敦清酒挑戰賽獲獎無數後,再在最近進軍香港市場。

Zenkuro的日文翻譯為「全部」(Zen) 和「黑色」(kuro),並象徵著力量、熱情、自豪感和成功的決心。同時,全黑隊亦是新西蘭國家橄欖球隊的名字喔!

今時今日,每一杯出廠的Zenkuro清酒均經由人手製作,並將已打磨過的大米與來自南阿爾卑斯山的純淨軟水混合在一起。 Zenkuro的酒精含量為14.5%,與市面上的紅葡萄酒和白葡萄酒類似。

作為新西蘭第一家以及唯一一家清酒釀造商,我們深信Zenkuro為您帶來耳目一新的新西蘭獨特風味之餘,亦會為您送上日本的傳統氣息。

您可點此了解更多關於Zenkuro的資訊,或查看所有Zenkuro清酒系列。




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