January 2018

Sake Fortune – 2018 Is The Year of The Dog

Posted by Beau Timken in 2018, January, Newsletter, Year of the Dog

Sake Fortune – 2018 Is The Year of The Dog AWith the help of the Chinese website called China Highlights and the expert guidance of Kelly I will take a very close look at 2018 - The Year of The Dog. There is so much going in this crazy year of 2018, and it looks like we need to proceed with caution. So to help you survive the Year of the Dog, I have taken the liberty of pairing certain sakes with many of the ancient Chinese cosmic realities that you will undoubtedly experience. So take a deep breath and let the wonders of sake navigate you through 2018.


Good Health for Dogs: 

Overall, Dogs enjoy good health for they tend to be happy all the time. Dogs are active at sports so they are resilient to illnesses, such as colds, coughs, and fever. In heavy work periods and frequent social activities, they should ensure they get plenty of rest in addition to taking proper exercise, which will benefit both their physical and mental health. Since Dogs are not keen about seeking money and power, they feel less stressed and tense at work and in their home life.


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  • Masao Aisawa, owner of the Takenotsuyu sake brewery in Yamagata Prefecture, once told me that his special brewing water had magical brewing properties. He said that his brewery is blessed to have amazing mineral water that is so good that they sell it, and so do we! When I was doing battle with a certain Melanoma of note Masao sent me a ton of his water to make me healthy again. It worked! I’m still here! So to celebrate “Good Health” for Year of the Dog then try some magical brewing water with healing properties, and if you want that same magic in a sake form then try their Hakuro Suishu Junmai Daiginjo.
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    The Dog's Personality:
    Dogs are loyal and honest, amiable and kind, cautious and prudent. Due to having a strong sense of loyalty and sincerity, Dogs will do everything for the person who they think is most important. As Dogs are not good at communication, it is difficult for them to convey their thoughts to others. Therefore, Dogs tend to leave others with the impression that they have a stubborn personality. Born with a good nature, Dogs do not tend to be criminals or seek dishonest gains. They just need a quiet life and a good family and, therefore, forget the ugliness and evil on Earth.


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  • The Katafune “Wan” Cup is the perfect sake for all loyal and faithful sake drinkers! There is no more “Dog” sake in the store as the owner/maker of this fun Honjozo cup sake is a diehard dog lover! And yes, those dogs on the label are his! This Year of The Dog is the perfect time to get your “Wan” on!
  • Best-Suited Careers for Dogs: 
    Due to their loyal personality, Dogs tend to choose a career based on the principle of serving others. Dogs are seen as valuable employees as they put their heart and soul into their tasks. 
    They are easygoing and kind, and are always ready to alleviate the workload of others, which makes them very popular in their work circle. Recommended careers for Dogs include a police officer, scientist, counselor, interior designer, professor, politician, priest, nurse, clerk, and judge.


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  • A pretty darn good career is a sake maker or kurabito! But if you can’t make sake for a living wouldn’t it be great to be a Country Squire. This is one of my favorite names of sakes in the store, and Denshu without a doubt is one of the cult favorite sakes of all sake drinkers! In this Year of The Dog maybe you should consider a career as a Country Squire.
  • Dogs’ Fortune, Career, Health, and Love Prospects in 2018:
    People born in a year of the Dog are destined to have less good luck in 2018. 2018 is a Dog year, and our zodiac birth years have bad astrological associations.


    Fortune in 2018:
    In 2018, Dogs should be hands on people, and take the initiative, to make a profit. It will be hard, but you can get some rewards from real estate projects or technical investments. In 2018, the Taisui star can make Dogs gain a lot from thermal power projects or cultural investments.


    Dogs like to gain benefits by their strategies. Sometimes you can be a bit of radical, or play hard. So beware legal resistance or rejection of your leadership.


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  • Sounds like we will all need a little luck in the Year of The Dog! Why not try an excellent sake from a now very famous brewery called Tedorigawa. This wonderful family makes a special sake for women who own sake stores in Japan. These lucky ladies get to help make the sake, so there is all kinds of good karma for “Lady Luck.”
  • Career in 2018:
    Dogs are ambitious, and this will be more obvious in 2018. But it will not be easy for you to get a promotion, so you should study further to get more qualifications. For Dogs who are in a business, you are suggested to focus on real estate projects, technical aspects, thermal power projects, or culture projects. You will be rewarded from these projects, and achieve greater career development.
    Dogs, you are in your benmingnian (zodiac birth year) in 2018, so you are suggested to take relaxing walks in parks to get rid of bad luck.


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  • Do you hear that Dog people? You need to relax this Year of the Dog to get rid of bad luck! What better way to relax than pouring yourself a nice sparkling sake that actually sounds a lot like a doggie thing! Poochi Poochi is not really a dog thing, in fact it is the sound of bubbles popping, but it sure does sound like a dog drink and isn’t that a drunk dog on the label?

  • Sake Fortune – 2018 Is The Year of The Dog CLove in 2018:

    Dogs will actively try to seek for love or develop relationships in 2018. The results may not be ideal, but you may be able to take advantage of a good position and your strong initiative.
    For men, although your love life is not forecast to flourish this year, this doesn’t mean that you cannot find romance. It may just take longer.
    But for women, your love life is unlikely to develop. Because of your pride and radical nature, you are likely to lose your opportunities.
    You are suggested to take a walk around a lakeside or in a park to bring more luck to your romantic endeavors.

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  • Well it sounds like it will be a rough year for love for both women and men. So we better find a sake that is all about LOVE! This “brown rice” sake, which means it was only milled to 80% has been aged lovingly for 5 years! Called a Koshu sake this brew is perhaps one of the best food pairing sakes in the store. And since food is almost as close to the heart as love then this Ai Zen sake is perfect for your love and heart in this Year of The Dog!
  • Health in 2018:
    It’s not a good year for health prospects for Dogs. Because 2018 is your zodiac birth year, you are more likely to get injuries to your arms and legs. It will also be easy for Dogs to have a bloody accident due to their radical tendencies. You should pay attention to your respiratory system.

    Dogs should curb their capricious and radical tendencies. Calm yourself down by taking relaxing walks in parks or lakeside areas.


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  • It will be easy for Dogs to have a bloody accident in this Year of the Dog? Oh my! Let’s avoid getting bloody this year and rather let’s taste a super unique sake that is made from Red Rice. Take the safe route and enjoy a brew that is one of the most well-liked and complex sakes in the store, and oh yes it is red! Truly a fun brew that will keep you out of the emergency room!

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