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September 2016

  • September 23, 2016 Beau Timken

    Remember September

    Welcome to the 145th Issue of America’s sake-centric Newsletter. In this colorful issue take a good look at the evolution of bottles in the sake industry, learn the difference between a sake teacher and a sake enlightener, jump at your...

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  • September 23, 2016 Beau Timken

    Sake Bottles – The Color Game!

    Raise your hand if you take sake bottles for granted! (That’s the sound of me lifting my hand above my head.) Sure they are pretty and come in amazing shapes, but sake bottles in “olden times” did not exist and...

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  • September 23, 2016 Beau Timken

    Sake Education – Teacher Vs. Enlightener

    This is a difficult section to write, but the message is important so I will share a very private and special side of my sake life. There are many sake education programs out there. I have been personally approached to...

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  • September 23, 2016 Beau Timken

    Sake Certification – WSET Offerings In SF

    Grape Experience will be offering two WSET Sake classes in San Francisco this October, including the recently introduced a Level 1 Certificate in Sake: Level 1 runs 9am-5pm on October 2 at Pabu Restaurant 101 California Street in San Francisco....

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  • September 23, 2016 Beau Timken

    Beau-Zone

    Nechi Otokoyama Junmai GinjoFrom Niigata Prefecture. Junmai Ginjo. SMV: +2 Acidity: 1.3 Oh Boy! I’ve been waiting for a long time for this obsessive brewery to export their really unique and “Terroir” driven sakes. These guys are fanatics when it...

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  • September 23, 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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