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May 2016 - May (be) Late May, 2016 Welcome to the 141st Issue of America’s sake-centric Newsletter. In this end of the month issue read about the amazing tenth anniversary of the International Wine Challenge sake competition in Japan that was heavily televised, check out a sake destination in Osaka that “gets” sake,... Continue reading article ›
Sake Competitions –
The Tenth Anniversary of Sake at The IWC May, 2016
Wow! I cannot believe that it’s been ten years since the International Wine Challenge took on sake! And I can’t believe that I have been at the forefront of this amazing competition that has grown in size and scope. In a word, I am super... Continue reading article ›
The Beau-Zone Layer –
Kenbishi “Kuromatsu” “Black Pine”
From Hyogo Prefecture. Honjozo. +/- .05 Acidity: 1.5 May, 2016
Okay! So I just went to this super secretive brewery in Kobe in May. (Read about my experience in the True Sake Newsletter – you do read the newsletter right?) So I now have a brand new “true respect” for Kenbishi! Talk about a wow... Continue reading article ›
The Beau-Zone Layer –
Genbei “4 Eyed Devil” Honjozo April, 2016
From Kyoto Prefecture. Honjozo.SMV: +5 Acidity: 1.5 Howdy! Welcome to the Beau-Zone Layer, which is a little section in the store that allows me to select a sake that I feel you may need to explore on your path to total and complete sake enlightenment.... Continue reading article ›
Top 10 List – Ten Sakes and Their Twins April, 2016 No two sakes are identical! But what if you like one sake so much and you can’t find it anywhere? Is it okay to cheat on your sake? Sure! Of course it is! How did that song go: “If you can’t be with the one... Continue reading article ›
March 2016 - The Luck of the I Wish! March, 2016 Welcome to the 139th Issue of America’s sake-centric Newsletter. In this special issue that could very well have the luck of the Irish read about how the sake industry continually improves itself via communication between the end-seller and the producer, put your thinking cap on... Continue reading article ›
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