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Ask Beau - "Will You Tell Your Readers About Me?"

ask beau june 2009Good people - It is and has always been my intention to alert you to any and all sake news and news makers out there in the badlands known as life. Lots of these newsmakers fall through the cracks or I simply just do not hear about them. But if I do - I love sharing your eyes with their efforts - all for the betterment of sake. I was recently reminded of two unique "sake endeavors" worthy of your support and attention.

And yes - these two great efforts are from your fellow True Sake Newsletter readers. So always if you see something or are doing something on your own - let me know and I will get you up as fast as possible.

This from Steven P - "As I mentioned in my previous missive, I've been putting together a sake podcast. Well, it's now complete, and our first issue is up on the site. I would love to get your opinion on it if you have the time. Check it out at The Sake Show. If you think other sake enthusiasts would be interested, perhaps you can give us a mention in your newsletter. I'll be sure to put a link to your store!"


This from Greg N - "I just wanted to say thank you for helping organize and getting me into the sake brewing program with Daimon-san. It really was a great week- I learned a lot. Daimon-san and his staff, as you know, are really great people and I feel I made some new friends. It has also helped prepare me for my new job: I will be joining a sake brewery (Sawanohana)in Saku city, Nagano prefecture this fall as a kurabito.

It is very exciting! The owner has agreed to take me on as staff and will train me for the next 5 years or so, so I can thoroughly learn the process of making sake. My plan is to open a brewery in Canada. Wish me luck! - And yes, I will definitely keep in touch. I have also started a blog to write about my adventures trying to become a toji.

G - you do not need luck - you have sake on your side!

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 other correspondence should use info @

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