March 2009

Ask Beau - "Don't Call Me Mr. Timken"

Posted by admin in 2009, Ask Beau, March, Newsletter

ask beau march 2009I get a lot of email. Too much quite frankly. And I love and try my hardest to answer each and every "letter" with a lengthy and full response. I could never just give a one line response to great readers with even greater questions. That would suck and it is not me.

But one form of email that I truly want and have encouraged for years is from readers looking to get the word out about sake. If you have a shop, a book club, a tasting club, a restaurant, a blog or anything about sake then send me an email and a link and I will share it with our amazing Newsletter readers. For example:

Mr Timken,

My name is Carlin, a member of the sake store Meishu no Yutaka's staff. I have just launched a new English language blog for Meishu no Yutaka, and I was wondering if it would be alright to link to your site from it?

Meishu no Yutaka 

I have been following your newsletter and site news for some time now and would love to have your site listed as a friend of the blog.

The blog's main focus will be on Sake tasting, Trips that I make to Sake Kura, and other bits of the sake world from the point of view of a sake store in Japan (A side of the story you don't hear very often in English). I look forward to joining forces with you to help spread the word of Sake.

Also if you are ever in Sapporo, please let me know, I will be happy to show you around.

Thank you very much



As I told Carlin, please never call me Mr. Timken and yes we are all in this together. We are family and need to work together to get the word out about sake albeit in San Francisco or Hokkaido! So please send me your links and thoughts and let's keep preaching sake for the betterment of sake.

Please send your sake specific questions toaskbeau2 @ (This address is not for general questions and I only review the questions once per month. All other correspondence should use info @

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