April 2015

Sake Meets the Tax Man

Posted by Beau Timken in 2015, April, Newsletter

Welcome to the 128th Issue of America’s sake-centric Newsletter. In this taxing issue read how taxes have played a major role in the sake industry; explore water, sake and droughts; see a quick – really quick – video about BT; follow BT in London for the International Wine Challenge; taste real sake brewing water from Yamagata; and lastly see if you can really taste the difference between hand made and machine made sake.


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Consider this... 

Sake brewing rice is more expensive than consumption rice. Five years ago a 60kg bag of first grade Yamadanishiki cost $300, and a 60kg bag of regular food rice Nihombare cost $185. Typically sake brewing rice is about 20% more expensive than its food partner.

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