The SECRET WORD November 2005
Ah, at last we have reached the end of this Newsletter and that of course means that we have come to the now-famous SECRET WORD. For those that are new the SECRET WORD is a chance for you to try a sake of note for half of that sake's original price. Just for reading this Newsletter. It is our way of saying thank you for trying to understand the wonders of sake. And in this regard we typically select a sake with a story, and this month's story is Yamahai Old-style sake. We have selected a very popular Yamahai Junmai Ginjo from Kyoto. This is a rich tasting sake using Omachi brewing rice that provides a firm acidity play. Please remember the rules: only one bottle per reader, and don't tell your buddy at the moment if he/she isn't a Newsletter subscriber, always use a hushed or secret agent voice when saying the SECRET WORD, and lastly for those who have their sakes shipped I can only include the SECRET WORD sake in a four-pack purchase – meaning you must buy three other sakes. Tamanohikari Yamahai usually sells for $20 but for you glorious sake-jockeys your cost is $10. And the SECRET WORD is "Lost In Translation."