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“Ask Beau” – “As a sake sommelier what were some of your training techniques or buzzwords for pairing sake with foods?” February, 2015 Ah! Good question Phillip R from Manhattan! Basically I look at food pairings as more of a war against wine, and think in terms of what can sake do that wine can and cannot do – including pairing with asparagus! (Ha, a little somm humor!)... Continue reading article ›
“Ask Beau” –
“Do you drink champagne for New Years Eve?” December, 2014
So headaches aside, sparkling sake is actually very tasty and we have all types from dry and crisp to fat and chewy with big bubbles. The flavor profiles can vary so much and they are all refreshing and bright. And if you use a sparkling... Continue reading article ›
“Ask Beau” – “What are you thankful for?” November, 2014 Ha! This question is usually reserved for the Thanksgiving Day table, but in honor of the holiday I will answer David R’s question in pure sake terms.     1) I am thankful that the Japanese government for whatever reason has come to its senses... Continue reading article ›
“Ask Beau” – “Do customers come in and buy sake by rice varietal?” October, 2014 Recently the owner of a sake brewery and company that makes high end rice polishing machines came to True Sake and asked a very good question about his passion – rice! He wanted to know if the western sake world had evolved enough that customers... Continue reading article ›
Sake Images – is now truesake on Instagram September, 2014 So there have been a lot of requests on how to follow me and my let’s call it unique eye for sake-centric photography. There are two ways. First you can follow me directly at truesake at Instagram, which is a really fun format to... Continue reading article ›
“Ask Beau” – “Can you make sake using Uncle Ben’s rice?” September, 2014 This funny question came from one of my Instagram followers and the answer is pretty easy! Yes! Yes you can absolutely make sake using any sort of rice! The bigger question is can you make good sake using any type of rice? And that... Continue reading article ›
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