Ask Beau - "Have you ever paired sakes to music?"
One day I asked a customer who had the video store bag, "Whatcha rent?" He said Fargo. "Ohhhhh cold man good flick." And then he asked it, "What sake would you drink when watching this?" And there it was my first sake to video pairing challenge. I replied do you want a warming sake, because there is a lot of snow and frigid scenes in that movie? "No, I want something to drink cold to get the real effect." "Then my friend may I recommend the Taisetsu Junmai Ginjo from the very cold Hokkaido region. I think this sake will work, because it has a lot of minerality in it." (I even recall my sake review saying that it drinks like biting into a snowball) The deal was sealed and several days later he popped his head in and said that it was a great pairing.
After that day I always asked anybody with the video bag if they wanted a sake pairing for their movie! Some looked at me like I was crazy and others totally took me up on it!
So Michelle I probably could pair sakes to music, what music do you have in mind!
Please send your sake specific questions to askbeau2 @ truesake.com. (This address is not for general questions and I only review the questions once per month. All other correspondence should use info @ truesake.com.)