September 2011

Sake Images - Photos From The Soul Of Sake September 2011

Posted by Stephen King in 2011, Newsletter, Sake Images, September
Please be a part of our "Sake Images" section by contributing your very select sake related photographs. I'm not looking for a batch of your pictures, rather I'd like to see one or two really powerful shots that could be in a brewery or at your own home tasting or event. Quality over quantity here people! And then write one or two sentences (if you want) about the picture that we can share with the other readers.

Please send these very specific and stellar photos to info @ with the subject line "Sake Images"

This month's Sake Image is from me. (Sorry!) I stumbled on this pic when cleaning out some old shots. I would also like to apologize to Carl Geenen who submitted last month's Image for misspelling his name.

This photo is from inside a rice "grading" warehouse in Yamagata Prefecture, where farmers bring their brewing rice to get "valued" for future sales. The "graders" use a pitched knife to stab random bags to extract a portion of the rice. They place the rice sample in black dishes then compare it to near perfect samples of the same rice varietal. The warehouse workers then assign a grade to the rice on a four tier grading system.

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