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“Ask Beau” – “I’m gearing up for New Year’s Eve and
I was thinking about doing sparkling sakes this year.
Any suggestions?” December, 2015
Ummmmmm Yah! I have a ton of suggestions, but let me be the first to compliment you on being a genius Scott H. from Tuscon, AZ. How smart are you for having the “bubbly” on the 31st? Pretty darn smart. Sparkling sake is such a... Continue reading article ›
Ask Beau – “Why isn’t sake more mainstream?” March, 2015 Hmmmmmm! This is a really good question Chris from Boston. I think there are a myriad of answers ranging from marketing and general awareness to our 3-tier alcohol system and our “not free” market economy.   I once read a directive from a powerful importer/exporter... Continue reading article ›
“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 ›
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