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“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... 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 ›
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 ›
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