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April 2015

  • April 13, 2015 Beau Timken

    Sake Meets the Tax Man

    Welcome to the 128th Issue of America’s sake-centric Newsletter. In this taxing issue read how taxes have played a major role in the sake industry; explore water, sake and droughts; see a quick – really quick – video about BT;...

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  • April 13, 2015 Beau Timken

    Sake Lore – Sake and Taxes!

    I’ll begin this section by apologizing for those 5 counties near San Francisco that have increased their sales tax to 10%! That’s crazy town! Talk about a small business killer! And that is exactly what happened in Japan to the...

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  • April 13, 2015 Beau Timken

    Sake Second – BT In One Second!

      This email came from Mei: Just watched the trailer for the movie they were shooting at the store late last year. You're in the trailer! You looked so cool in that 1 second frame! Haha. Here it is on...

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  • April 13, 2015 Beau Timken

    Sake Events – True Sake Live

    We love doing events, and our dance card has been pretty full this Spring. True Sake Live handles everything from corporate tastings to private affairs, and we like to believe we put on a pretty good show...sake edutainment along with...

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  • April 13, 2015 Beau Timken

    “Beau-Zone” Layer – Takenotsuyu “Special Water”

    “Beau-Zone” Layer – Takenotsuyu “Special Water”From Yamaguchi Prefecture. Sake Water Typically sake is 80% water. But not in this case! Behold an amazing “teachable moment” in your sake educational process. This month’s “brew” is actually the essence of good sake –...

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  • April 13, 2015 Beau Timken

    New Store Arrivals

    Koshinohomare Shiboritate "Pride of Niigata"From Niigata PrefectureJunmai Nama Ginjo GenshuSMV: +3.5 Acidity: 1.7$30/720ml This unpasteurized seasonal sake is a “Genshu” which means it has not been diluted and has an alcohol content of 17%, and has a nose filled with...

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  • April 13, 2015 Beau Timken

    Sake Images – is now #truesake on Instagram

    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 on Instagram, which is a really...

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