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August 2016

  • August 24, 2016 Beau Timken

    August Us!

    Welcome to the 144th Issue of America’s sake-centric Newsletter. In this helpful edition learn how many sake lives have been saved in multiple emergencies, join in our fight to keep old sake off of retail shelves, check out some very...

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  • August 24, 2016 Beau Timken

    Sake Exploration - A Sake 911 Emergency

    I may be dating myself (I’m 29), but I was a huge fan of a TV show in the 70’s or early 80’s called “Emergency.” It was based on paramedics and it was awesome! The show followed two paramedics who...

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  • August 24, 2016 Beau Timken

    Sake Mercy – Taking It For the Team

    It’s no secret. I am a sake guardian angel when it comes to retail sake. I love the sake industry so much that I will spend my own money on what I call “Sake Mercy Killings.” What is a SMK?...

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  • August 24, 2016 Beau Timken

    Sake Rice – “My” Yamadanishiki Update

    As many of you read in the May True Sake Newsletter, I went to Hyogo Japan for the 10th Anniversary of the International Wine Challenge. During my visit, I was privileged to plant sake rice in the best rice growing region...

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  • August 24, 2016 Beau Timken

    Sake Top 10 – “The Top Ten Sake Facts!”

    For the Top Ten, we usually like to focus on ten brews that are unique or have certain qualities that you should at some point try to further your sake education and experience. But this month, we want to provide...

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  • August 24, 2016 Beau Timken

    Beau-Zone

    Born “Gold”From Fukui Prefecture. Junmai Daiginjo. SMV: +1 Acidity: 1.5 The Olympics are over, but your quest for “Gold” has just begun. Nothing is better than Gold except for perhaps Sake Gold! And this amazing sake from a brewery well-known...

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  • August 24, 2016 Beau Timken

    New Store Arrivals - Floating World Sakes

    Akishika Okarakuchi “Super Dry”, $42From Osaka Prefecture. Junmai Ginjo Muroka Nama Genshu. SMV: +16 Acidity: 2.2 The nose on this crazy dry sake is filled with dried fruit, wet wood, cocoa, and vanilla aromas. This is now, pretty much, the driest sake...

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  • August 24, 2016 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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  • August 24, 2016 Beau Timken

    “Ask Beau” – “Is it bad to microwave my sake?”

    Hmmmmmmm! That’s a loaded question. And my quick answer is “nuke away!” But that is not my preferred answer. Desperate times require desperate measures. So if you are desperate, and this is from a sake purist’s perspective then go ahead...

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