March 2007

Ask Beau - "What's Your Favorite Movie and Sake Pairing?"

Posted by admin in 2007, Ask Beau, March, Newsletter

I love questions such as this one from David G. from Oakland, CA , who asked:

"Do you ever pair sakes with movies - and if so what is your favorite movie and sake pairing?"

Beau Timken

Well, David as True Sake is two doors down from a video store, we often get customers coming in with their rental video bag and I always ask, "what are you watching and do you want a sake to pair with that?" Here are some of my better pairings for one reason or another:

  1. "The Usual Suspects" with Kaika Kazeno Ichirin "A Flower In The Wind"
    Why? Because people always call this sake Keyser Soze by accident.
  2. "Fargo" with Taisetsu "Gardens of the Divine"
    Why? This brew is made in the coldest part of Japan and has snow melt qualities.
  3. "Snatch" with Narutotai Nama Genshu Ginjo "Beau-Shu"
    Why? Because this brew is like a velvety punch in the mouth.
  4. "Cinema Paradiso" with Shutendouji "Vulnerable Virgin"
    Why? They are both sweet soft and made so lovingly!
  5. "The Seven Samurai" with Shichi Hon Yari "The Seven Spearsmen"
    Why? Captures the old fighting spirit of Japan in a fluid and in an image.

Please send your sake specific questions to askbeau2 @ (This address is not for general questions and I only review the questions once per month. All correspondence should use info @

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