September 2019

“Ask Beau” – “Do you have any tips that we can use to promote sake?”

Posted by Beau Timken in 2019, Ask Beau, Newsletter, September

Ah! Ye’ol selling points! Yes, after almost two decades of peddling rice juice we have come up with a lot of little tips or tricks to get folks to think about sake in a better light. Ironically we just created a bunch of “Did you know?” facts for our brochure for SAKE DAY. So along with my catch phrase “Sake is built like beer, but drinks like wine” herewith are a lot of selling points for the best libation on the planet. 

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SAKE FACTS: 

  • Did you know that sake has 1/3 the acidity of wine? 
  • Did you know that the final product of sake is 80% water?
  • Did you know that there are no sulfites in sake? 
  • Did you know that Junmai (rice and water only) sake is gluten free? 
  • Did you know that there are very low histamines in Sake? 
  • Did you know that sake has the widest temperature spectrum in the alcohol world? 
  • Did you know that the word “sake” actually means all alcohol in Japan? 
  • Did you know that Nigori sake is NOT “Unfiltered” sake? 
  • Did you know that sake is perishable and should be consumed within 18 months?
  • Did you know that sake uses twist caps, which makes it easier to keep after opening?
  • Did you know that sake only has 4 or 5 ingredients? 
  • Did you know that the first sake makers used to be rice farmers who had no work in winter?
  • Did you know that “Umami” is far more prevalent in sake than wine? 
  • Did you know that the enzymes in sake make skin much softer? 
  • Did you know that the legal word for sake is “Seishu?” 
  • Did you know that a brewery in Yamagata once milled a sake to 99% removal? 
  • Did you know that since sake is a starch-based beverage that it pairs better with food than wine? 
  • Did you know that a sake sweetness is far less sweet than a wine grape sweetness? 
  • Did you know that hard water with lots of iron is terrible for making sake? 
  • Did you know that historically the best two water sources for sake were in Kyoto and Kobe? 
  • Did you know that sake is an aphrodisiac?   

 

Ok, I am not too sure about that last one, but it sure sounds good so I am sticking with it until you prove me wrong!

 


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