September 2009

Sake Events - BT at The Commonwealth Club, John's Vegas Course

Posted by Beau Timken in 2009, Newsletter, Sake Tastings, September
Commonwealth Club September 14th - BT at The Commonwealth Club

Sake Tasting with Beau Timken, Owner, True Sake

Learn all about this ancient libation and sample some of the best sake around

Join New York Times-acclaimed author and sake expert Timken for an evening of sake exploration and appreciation. This tasting and lecture will move sake from its ancient past to today, focusing on how "nihonshu" (sake) made its way to the West and has often been misunderstood in the process.

Timken will pour representative brews that will explore the categories of sake, highlighting the impact of this 1,000 year-old libation on the modern culinary scene. A San Francisco original, Timken is the owner of True Sake, the first dedicated sake store in America.
  • MLF: Asia-Pacific Affairs
  • Location: SF Club Office
  • Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
  • Cost: $20 members, $35 non-members
  • Program Organizer: David Platt
Purchase tickets on the Commonwealth Club website.

November 2-4 / John Gauntner's Sake Professional Course in Las Vegas!

Hey Beau, Please remind folks that I will be running the first Las Vegas running of the Sake Professional Course on November 2, 3 and 4 at the MGM Grand. The hotel is also offering a discounted rate for the participants. The course "leaves no sake stone unturned," and ends with certification testing for those that are interested.

Inquiries and reservations can be handled by email to

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