True Sake Newsletter October 2012
Welcome to the October Issue of America's sake-centric Newsletter. In this delayed issue (sorry!) read what you missed at Sake Day, learn how well the sake market has been doing in the US, find out more about the oldest brewery in Japan, enjoy a sake-related kid's tale, and find out what it takes to write 100 newsletters.
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In this issue:
- Sake Day - A Summary of An Excellent Party
- Sake Statistics - How Is The Market Doing?
- Sake Story - Oldest Brewery Talks Post Earthquake Blues
- Sake Lore - An Old Japanese Children's Story
- Sake Event - JOTO Sake Tasting
- Beau-Zone Layer - Nagaragawa "Tenkawa"
- New Arrival - 4 Seasonal Autumn Hiyaoroshi
- "Ask Beau" - "How many newsletters have you written?"
- The SECRET WORD
The acidity or "San-Do" of sake is a measurement of the overall acidity that is within that particular sake. Typically sake has 1/3 the acidity of wine. It is a good indicator of the body of a sake - light or full-bodied. Typical ranges are between 1.0 and 2.0 with the average around 1.3-1.5. Any sake below 1.3 will be more gentle and light bodied, and any brew above 1.5 tends to be more full-bodied and rich in many cases.