True Sake Newsletter March 2008
Welcome to the March Issue of America's sake-centric newsletter. In this edition get a big picture look at the sake market from an importer's perspective, pair sake with Peruvian cuisine, ride the "Black Dragon" and enjoy those Spring Nama sakes.
In this issue:
- Sake Big Picture - 5 Questions For 5 Importers
- Sake Spotlight - Dr. Reg Rector Looks At "The Black Dragon"
- Sake Challenge - Taking Sake Into The West or East
- New Store Arrivals - Spring Namas
- True Sake In The News - SF Chronicle
- Sake Bummer - The Shipping News! (REPEAT)
- Special Events - March 25th Koshu Night
- "Ask Beau" - "Do you get tired of writing all of the sake reviews in your store?"
- The SECRET WORD
Gourds play a large role in sake history, as these were the first form of sake bottles! After drying the gourds a stopper would be attached by cord and so too would a cup or seashell to drink from. There are many visions of samurai on horseback with a gourd dangling by their side that captures the essence of the first form of moveable sake.