August Us! August, 2018 Welcome to the 168th Issue of America’s sake-centric Newsletter. In this chilly San Francisco summer issue – not kidding, it’s freezing here – get the first look at True Sake’s very limited offering of a series of sakes by one of the trendiest breweries (Takachiyo)... Continue reading article ›
Sake Luck – Trendy Takachiyo Brewery Uses True Sake To Test Market August, 2018 I’ve mentioned it many times before, True Sake is and always has been used as a “testing” ground by certain sake makers. They like using our customer base to determine which sakes may do well in the west. I call this lucky! But we’ve worked... Continue reading article ›
Sake Relationships – Maruto Sea Vegetables and Rokkasen Brewery August, 2018 Sometimes I forget that I have been at this game for a long time. Then certain things remind me that I know a lot about the evolution of the sake industry outside of Japan. Good beginning huh? Interested? Well you should be because the “net... Continue reading article ›
Sake Surprise – A Sparkling Sake Taster Set August, 2018 One bonus from a recent re-introduction to a Sake Importer in LA is we are now the proud owners of two new sparkling sakes from the Yamagata Brewery called Rokkasen! These sakes were registered and brought to market for an account in LA that actually... Continue reading article ›
Sake Education – WSET Classes Over Sake Day Weekend August, 2018 In Celebration of Sake Day Grape Experience Wine & Spirit School presentsUpcoming Sake Classes in San Francisco   WSET Level 1 Award in SakeSeptember 30 at Roka Akor, 9AM – 5PM   An introduction to sake, it’s ingredients and production. You’ll explore the main styles and... Continue reading article ›
Top 10 List – Ten IWC Medal Sakes To Explore August, 2018 At the last International Wine Challenge in May from Yamagata roughly 5% of the sakes received a Gold Medal. Pretty tight! But many sakes received Silver, Bronze, and Commended Awards as well and we shouldn’t discount them because they didn’t get the G! Herewith is... Continue reading article ›
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