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February 2019

  • February 1, 2019 Beau Timken

    Sake Shivers! ❄⛄

    Welcome to the 174th Issue of America’s sake-centric Newsletter. In this frigid February issue try to stay warm and read about sake breweries that change their labels, get ready for Nama Season as the first spring brews are arriving, learn which sakes are great...

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  • Sake Branding – Changing Labels!
    February 1, 2019 Beau Timken

    Sake Branding – Changing Labels!

    Labels mean a ton in the sake industry. Some brewers say that they don’t care a lot about labels as long as the sake is good inside the bottle. And yes that is what the owner of the super popular Dassai Sake Brewery once told me, “We’d rather...

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  • Top 10 List – Ten Sakes That Go Well With Chocolate
    February 1, 2019 Beau Timken

    Top 10 List – Ten Sakes That Go Well With Chocolate

    Say What? Sake pairs well with chocolate? You bet! There are all types of pairings with chocolate. Some sake have cocoa and dark chocolate flavors, some sake are creamy, and some brews have a tingle of bitterness that all pair well with chocolate. And some sake are so...

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  • The “Beau-Zone” Layer – Tonoike (Bo:) Junmai Ginjo
    February 1, 2019 Beau Timken

    The “Beau-Zone” Layer – Tonoike (Bo:) Junmai Ginjo

    The Beau-Zone Layer – Tonoike (Bo:)” From Tochigi Prefecture. Junmai Ginjo SMV: NA Acidity: NA   Hey wine lovers listen up! There is a new movement within the sake world to make wine-like sakes that have high acidity and bright characteristics that are different and...

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  • February 1, 2019 Beau Timken

    Sake Images – Photos From The Soul Of Sake

    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 fun...

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