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April 2015 - Sake Meets the Tax Man April, 2015 Welcome to the 128th Issue of America’s sake-centric Newsletter. In this taxing issue read how taxes have played a major role in the sake industry; explore water, sake and droughts; see a quick – really quick – video about BT; follow BT in London for... Continue reading article ›
Sake Lore – Sake and Taxes! April, 2015 I’ll begin this section by apologizing for those 5 counties near San Francisco that have increased their sales tax to 10%! That’s crazy town! Talk about a small business killer! And that is exactly what happened in Japan to the sake industry that was purposely... Continue reading article ›
Sake Water – There Is No Drought In A Sake Bottle April, 2015 April showers bring May flowers, but in California there have been no showers! The result is the Governor of CA has mandated a 25% decrease in water usage, which directly affects local sake makers, who A) use a lot of water in the production of... Continue reading article ›
True Sake Newsletter April 2014 April, 2014 Dear Sake Lover, Welcome to the 116th Issue of America’s sake-centric Newsletter. In this action filled edition read about my trip to Akita to discover the theme of Akita sake and to learn the Akita way, pick a Top Ten sake from the IWC 2013,... Continue reading article ›
Sake Destinations – Akita Prefecture April, 2014 I just returned from Akita Prefecture where I visited a bunch of breweries and consumed a lot of their sake. Tough life! Made all the more difficult because they make great sake way up their in northern Tohoku where it was still cold and snowing... Continue reading article ›
Sake Styles – The Theme of Akita Sake April, 2014 I just returned from Akita Prefecture where I visited almost a quarter of the 39 breweries that are currently producing sake in this northern Tohoku region. Why did I pick Akita? Well, we sell a lot of Akita sake at the store, and I just... Continue reading article ›
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