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Mio Sparkling Sake Review

Last Updated on May 2024

Welcome, fellow sake enthusiasts! Today, we’re diving into the effervescent world of Mio Sparkling Sake, a delightful beverage produced by the renowned Takara Shuzo brewing company.

Mio Sparkling Sake Review

Mio Sparkling Sake

Mio Sparkling Sake stands out with its natural sweetness and absence of any flavoring agents or sweeteners. It’s a pure, unadulterated sake experience that’s sure to captivate your senses.

  • ✅ Sake Classification: Sparkling Sake
  • ✅ Aroma & Flavor: Gentle sweetness reminiscent of muscat grapes, followed by a refreshing apple-like flavor
  • ✅ Sake Meter Value: -70 (Sweet)
  • ✅ Acidity Level: 5.0


  • Unique and refreshing flavor profile
  • Low alcohol content, perfect for casual enjoyment
  • Beautiful bottle design, great for special occasions


  • May not be suitable for those who prefer traditional, non-sparkling sake
  • Higher price point compared to regular sake
  • Not as widely available as other types of sake

Understanding Mio Sake

Made entirely from rice and koji rice, Sho Chiku Bai Mio Sparkling Sake offers a unique taste profile that is sure to captivate your senses. The brewing process of Mio is a testament to the artistry and dedication of its makers. It begins with the careful selection of rice, which is then polished, washed, and steamed. The rice is then mixed with koji, a type of mold that plays a crucial role in sake brewing. The mixture is left to ferment, a process that transforms the rice into a rich, flavorful brew.

Mio Sparkling Sake Alcohol Content

The alcohol content of Mio Sparkling Sake is 5%. This relatively low alcohol content makes Mio a great choice for those who want to enjoy the unique flavors of sake without the strong alcohol content of traditional sakes.

How to Enjoy Sho Chiku Bai Mio Sparkling Sake

The best way to enjoy Mio Sparkling Sake is chilled. The cool temperature enhances Mio’s refreshing taste, making it a perfect companion for warm summer days. And when it comes to food pairing, Mio’s sweetness and acidity make it a versatile partner. It pairs beautifully with a variety of dishes, from sushi to cheese, adding a touch of sparkle to your meal.

Unique Features of Mio Sparkling Sake

Mio Sparkling Sake isn’t just about the taste. The bottle design, inspired by modern Japanese aesthetics and the sight of rising bubbles, is a visual treat. But the real show stopper is Mio Frozen. Just freeze it in the freezer, break it up, and pour it into a glass to enjoy a sake experience like no other.


Mio Sparkling Sake is more than just a beverage. It’s a celebration of the art of sake brewing, a testament to the skill and passion of its makers. Whether you’re enjoying it on a special occasion or savoring it in a quiet moment of relaxation, Mio adds a touch of sparkle to every sip. So why not give Mio Sparkling Sake a try? Your sake journey awaits!

About the Author

A former sake advisor in a bustling restaurant in Carmel, CA, the author has a deep love and appreciation for sake. Having navigated the vast ocean of sake, from ordering to recommending the perfect bottle for patrons, the author’s expertise and passion for sake are evident in the detailed review and insights provided in this blog post.

Mio Sparkling Sake

Mio Sparkling Sake

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Experience the delightful effervescence and unique flavor profile of Mio Sparkling Sake. Produced by the renowned Takara Shuzo brewing company, this sake is a testament to the art of sake brewing.







2 responses to “Mio Sparkling Sake Review”

  1. Nina Jones Avatar
    Nina Jones

    Thank you for the info

    How long is the shelf life from the manufacture date ?

    Thank you

    1. Brad Avatar

      Hi Nina,

      This is actually my partners favorite sake, so I happened to have a bottle in the house. I actually can’t find a “best by” date anywhere on the bottle, or even a manufacturing date. Since it is a very sweet sake, but still alcohol, I think it could last for years if stored properly. The flavor might change over time, but as long as it is kept in a cool, dark, spot it won’t go bad.

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