Sake Archives – KJ Mines The Archives For “Amazing” Articles April, 2018 'Tis the season to hanami! This is my favorite time of year, with all of the fluffy pink blossoms and picnics galore. The nation of Japan and everyone else in proximity to these gorgeous trees take the time to enjoy spring and the beauty of... Continue reading article ›
New Store Arrivals – Unpasteurized Heaven Continues! April, 2018 Click on the names of each sake to link to our website for purchase!   Masumi Arabashiri 2018From Nagano Prefecture. Junmai Ginjo Nama.SMV: -1.1 Acidity: 1.7Another great year for one of the most popular and longest standing exported nama sakes in the business. The nose on... Continue reading article ›
Beau-Zone Layer - Kokuryu Kuzuryu “9 Headed Dragon” April, 2018 Kokuryu Kuzuryu “9 Headed Dragon”From Fukui Prefecture. Junmai. SMV: +3 Acidity: 1.3 Okay! Today’s sake lesson is about stealing sakes and breweries in the sake industry! It happens. It actually happens a lot and that sort of bums me out. For example a brewery will be represented... Continue reading article ›
Sake Images – is now #truesake on Instagram April, 2018 So there have been a lot of requests on how to follow me and my, let’s call it... “unique eye,” for sake-centric photography. There are two ways. First you can follow me directly at @truesake on Instagram, which is a really fun format to show off... Continue reading article ›
“Ask Beau” – “Are you ready for the IWC?” April, 2018 In a word – YES! It’s going to be a very exciting International Wine Challenge this year for more reasons than it being hosted in Yamagata Prefecture, which is awesome. When we hold the IWC in Japan, we get far more sake entries into the... Continue reading article ›
Beau-Zone Layer – Yuki no Bosha “Cabin in the Snow” April, 2017 From Akita Prefecture. Yamahai Junmai. SMV: +1 Acidity: 1.9   Okay! So you are new to the concept of Yamahai sake! You are new to this very traditional “old” way of making sake that takes longer than usual. You are new to the idea of... Continue reading article ›

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