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December 2012

Ask Beau - "Any New Year's Resolutions this year?"

Posted by Beau Timken in 2012, Ask Beau, December, Newsletter
True Sake Michelle D from Raleigh NC wrote a timely question that has been asked before, "Beau you did your sake New Year's Resolutions a few years back. Any New Year's Resolutions this year?"

Indeed! Thank you for referring to that very long list of resolutions in 2010. What's funny is that I then scored myself on the resolutions with either a "Success" or "Fail." Click here and if necessary scroll down to "Ask Beau" section:

My Sake New Year's Resolution for this coming year is to keep driving my point of looking for value in the sake market. Sake is relatively expensive and some sakes are simply not worth the price. You'd be better served to fly to Japan and buy the same sakes on the cheap and smuggle them home! (I did not just type that.) But that isn't really feasible now is it? So what do we do?

I "resolve" to make a list of the best quality for value sakes in several price points that are available in the US. It will be sort of a "you cannot do better than this sake at this price point" list that will be for sakes in the $10's - $20's - $30's - $40's - $50's - $75's - $100's.

Of course the list will be from my perspective unless I put together a tasting panel to really make it "accurate" and less "subjective.' But at the end of the day I think it will represent a solid list of sakes that drink great at a great price point. I am totally open to suggestions for naming this list.
  • The 2013 List of Value For Quality Sakes
  • The Pocket List
  • The Sake Value Guide
  • The Quality Sake On The Cheap List
  • Great Sakes at Great Prices
  • The Official One Man's Guide to Picking Sakes By Price
  • THE Sake Selections Not To Miss
Yup, those are all terrible. But there is something in there. That said I could just as easily name that top sakes that are totally not worth the price, but that is sort of mean. The Most Over Priced Sakes in America List? No way. I'm not going there! That is not a positive New Year's resolution.

Please send your sake specific questions to askbeau2 @ truesake.com. (This address is not for general questions and I only review the questions once per month. All other correspondence should use info @ truesake.com.)

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