Sake Surprises – Aizu Homare A Brewery Where Size Doesn’t Matter January, 2020 In November, I did a whirlwind tour of 6 breweries in Fukushima Prefecture sponsored by the Fukushima Government. I’ll write about each of the breweries visited and the special connection that I discovered about Fukushima sake, but will start with one of my now favorite... Continue reading article ›
Sake Fulfillment – Join The True Sake Team January, 2020 When you've been doing it for 17 years, eventually you see it all! The sake industry is booming! And as such we need to expand our ranks selling this wonderful libation with such a storied tradition. If you are reading this then you understand how... Continue reading article ›
Power 5 Challenge – The Dry January Dry Brews January, 2020 I guess it’s becoming a thing! We’ve had several customers come into the store claiming that it is their personal “Dry January” and are not drinking alcohol for the entire month. And yet there they are in the store! When pressed they usually say, “I’m... Continue reading article ›
The “Beau Zone Layer” – Tonoike “Bo” Junmai Daiginjo January, 2020 Tonoike (Bo:) Tochigi Prefecture. Junmai Daiginjo SMV: NA / Acidity:NA Hey You! Tap Tap on your shoulder. Are you a wine drinker? You are! Do you enjoy sake? You do! Well how would you like to try a sake that is made in a manner... Continue reading article ›
New Store Arrivals – Den#9, Denshin, Tamanohikari, and Heiwa January, 2020   Den Batch #9 From Oakland, California.  Junmai Nama. SMV: +3 Acidity: 2.3 The nose on this unpasteurized sake that is made batch by batch is a nice collection of grapes, melon, costume wax lips, cinnamon, and pear aromas. Say hello to a crisp, astringent,... Continue reading article ›

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