True Sake Update - Updated Website, 300ml Gift Sets, Ishobin Shipping, X-mas Gifts
Bong - Bong - Bong Yes that is the sound of the lone church bell sounding out the passing of an individual - gone forever - Rest In Peace. This so-called individual is of course the True Sake "Flash" website that has been so popular for years. Thank you for all of the compliments and attention for our efforts. Yes the site rocks! Yes it is cool! Yes it looks great! BUT it's in Flash and that has proven to be a big pain in the pancake. For as good as it looks - nobody can find it, because the search engines have a heard time finding information in the Flash realm. So after getting pounded on for years by my website peeps, we have decided to take the product back to HTML so that all of our great information and education can get out to the masses, where it belongs. I have also been encouraged to ask any and all if they would like to "link up" to True Sake to make things more "groovy." (And thank you if you decide to link us up to give us more search shwerve!)
So by all means please take a jog around the newish www.truesake.comwebsite where we will try to produce a more fresh and fun sake portal to get the word out about nihonshu to all those who need to know!
Secondly, just in time for the Holiday Season (why did I cap that? Because it pays the bills my sake amigo!) we have added a really cool three-pack holder for 300ml bottles (and room for my book "Sake - A Modern Guide") so that you can mix and match your way to the best Holiday Gifts ever. Seriously, how fun is that? You can pick three amazing 300ml brews or two 500ml sakes (with or without my book - I am not mad!) and give them as the perfect looking present. And yes sake does make the perfect present. Think "Box-Set" and let your imagination go crazy. You can make an all cobalt blue bottle set! You can make a Dai Ginjo set. A Nigori set. A feminine set. A macho set. The choices are endless, but the result is always the same - a great present pure and simple.
Thirdly, we have introduced - at long last - the ishobin shipper! So now you may purchase your favorite 1.8L bottle and have it sent to those good states that allow free trade! These bottles are good for parties, but they are also very economical and most die hard drinkers (did I just write that?) swear by them, as they are more of a throwback in time bottle.
Lastly, and please hear this loud and well; things will get crazy in the store as we get closer to Christmas etc. Don't wait until the last minute to make orders. Plan in advance and you will be guaranteed the sakes that you want. And if you are thinking parties and such it may be worth it to order by the case! You do that for wine right? We ran out of some brews last year and most of the gift sets were gobbled up. Don't get caught in the last minute. Start ordering now or you will be sorry! The drinking sets are extremely popular at this time of the year - as they do make great gifts - and it is hard to get product from Japan at the last minute. So what we carry is what we have to sell. When it's gone it will be gone until next year.