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Remember September September, 2016 Welcome to the 145th Issue of America’s sake-centric Newsletter. In this colorful issue take a good look at the evolution of bottles in the sake industry, learn the difference between a sake teacher and a sake enlightener, jump at your last chance for Sake Day,... Continue reading article ›
Sake Bottles – The Color Game! September, 2016 Raise your hand if you take sake bottles for granted! (That’s the sound of me lifting my hand above my head.) Sure they are pretty and come in amazing shapes, but sake bottles in “olden times” did not exist and the evolution of the sake... Continue reading article ›
Sake Education – Teacher Vs. Enlightener September, 2016 This is a difficult section to write, but the message is important so I will share a very private and special side of my sake life. There are many sake education programs out there. I have been personally approached to help run, partake, or spearhead... Continue reading article ›
Beau-Zone –
Nechi Otokoyama Junmai Ginjo September, 2016
From Niigata Prefecture. Junmai Ginjo. SMV: +2 Acidity: 1.3 Oh Boy! I’ve been waiting for a long time for this obsessive brewery to export their really unique and “Terroir” driven sakes. These guys are fanatics when it comes to their rice, which they grow emphatically!... Continue reading article ›
May 2016 - May (be) Late May, 2016 Welcome to the 141st Issue of America’s sake-centric Newsletter. In this end of the month issue read about the amazing tenth anniversary of the International Wine Challenge sake competition in Japan that was heavily televised, check out a sake destination in Osaka that “gets” sake,... Continue reading article ›
Sake Competitions –
The Tenth Anniversary of Sake at The IWC May, 2016
Wow! I cannot believe that it’s been ten years since the International Wine Challenge took on sake! And I can’t believe that I have been at the forefront of this amazing competition that has grown in size and scope. In a word, I am super... Continue reading article ›
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