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 With about 90 sake breweries, Niigata is one of Japan’s leading sake producing areas.
 It is said that water is the key ingredient in making sake. The snow and rain that falls on the tall mountains of Niigata soaks into the earth, forming springs and streams and eventually flowing into the rice fields. This water not only makes the sake delicious, but also enhances the flavor of the rice, the other main ingredient in sake making.
 Climate is also an important factor. The winter climate in Niigata is favorable, with the low temperatures that allow sake to ferment and develop.
 Water, rice, climate, and exquisite brewing techniques come together to make Niigata sake premium in quality.


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