March 2020

Sake Lessons – Staying “Balanced” In Weird Times March, 2020 Notice anything weird going on in the news? Notice anything weird going on around the world? Strange days indeed folks. From our True Sake family to yours, we want you to stay safe, stay healthy, and stay positive. We will get through this. We always... Continue reading article ›
Sake Stories – A Brewery That Was Swept Out To Sea And Its Journey Home March, 2020  I’m a sucker for a good story. I’m even more of a sucker for a good story about sake. That is why last November on my trip to Fukushima Prefecture I was blown away by one such story. You know the framework. You know that... Continue reading article ›
Power 5 Challenge – Tasting Yamagata! March, 2020 How would you like to taste the sake essence of Yamagata Prefecture without flying there? In an industry where you don’t want to generalize too much about similarities in prefectural sake making there are certainly some themes that transcend the taboos of generalizations. Niigata is... Continue reading article ›
The “Beau Zone Layer” – Kirinzan Junmai Ginjo March, 2020 Kirinzan Junmai Ginjo From Niigata Prefecture. Junmai Ginjo. SMV: +2 / Acidity:1.4 Say hello to liquid coolness! Huh? Yes this sake is cool and you can drink it. In fact, in a very cool twist this Junmai Ginjo is a three temperature brew that not... Continue reading article ›
New Store Arrivals – Two Fukushima Brews and Spring Namas March, 2020 Nagurayama Yokikana “Master’s Touch” From Fukushima Prefecture. Junmai Ginjo. SMV: -3 Acidity: 1.3  The nose on this very Fukushima Style-like sake is a gentle collection of grape, green apple, and Asian Apple Pear aromas. Welcome to yet another Fukushima sake that drinks like Gold! Fukushima... Continue reading article ›

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