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Ask Beau – “What's the most difficult thing about selling sake?” August, 2014 I was recently asked this question as I was being interviewed by a Japanese graduate student doing a thesis on the sake industry in the US and Japan. The question was a good one and it made me think about all of the difficulties (there... Continue reading article ›
Ask Beau – “Do you sell sake online?” July, 2014 Do you know how many times over the years that I have been asked this question? Do you know how many times over the years that I had to bow my head and mumble “soon?” Historically I was proud to always refer to True Sake... Continue reading article ›
“Ask Beau” – “Do all Honjozo sakes taste boozy?” June, 2014 I received a nice email from a long-ago friend who Googled me out of the blue and was very surprised to find out my current vocation. After briefly updating me on her life for the past 20 years she admitted to being a sake fan... Continue reading article ›
Ask Beau – “What’s the rule for pairing sake with sushi?” May, 2014 Ha! I will respond to your question Heather B from Santa Barbara with a question. Where did you hear that there was a rule? That’s sort of funny. I want to see the rule book. Hell I want to write the rule book! Just joking... Continue reading article ›
ASK BEAU – What is the most important step in making sake? April, 2014 This is a superb question from Blaine D. from Boston, and we get asked this a lot at the store because quite frankly it is a very important question. I like to answer it the long way! And of course this answer keeps in mind... Continue reading article ›
ASK BEAU – When is your next trip to Japan?” BONUS – see below March, 2014 Funny you should ask! Amazingly it has been quite some time since my last visit to Japan – Ishikawa Prefecture – so I have been itching for a return. And a return is not only in the works, but it’s a reality.  In mid-March I will... Continue reading article ›
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