February

Sake Shivers! ❄⛄ February, 2019 Welcome to the 174th Issue of America’s sake-centric Newsletter. In this frigid February issue try to stay warm and read about sake breweries that change their labels, get ready for Nama Season as the first spring brews are arriving, learn which sakes are great for pairing with leftover Valentine’s... Continue reading article ›
Sake Branding – Changing Labels! February, 2019 Labels mean a ton in the sake industry. Some brewers say that they don’t care a lot about labels as long as the sake is good inside the bottle. And yes that is what the owner of the super popular Dassai Sake Brewery once told me, “We’d rather spend money on making good sake then... Continue reading article ›
Seasonal Sake – It’s That Time Of The Year – Nama Time! February, 2019 I always get a thrill when I see the new year bottling dates on sake bottles. That’s not a joke. It makes me smile. It comes in two forms. Our calendar year 01.19 or the Japanese emperor’s calendar Heisei ’31.01 stamped on the front or back label.... Continue reading article ›
Top 10 List – Ten Sakes That Go Well With Chocolate February, 2019 Say What? Sake pairs well with chocolate? You bet! There are all types of pairings with chocolate. Some sake have cocoa and dark chocolate flavors, some sake are creamy, and some brews have a tingle of bitterness that all pair well with chocolate. And some sake are so unique that they just vibe... Continue reading article ›
Sake Education – Sake Professional Course Chicago April 23-25 February, 2019 This comes from my friend John Gauntner, who is a superb educator and leader in the sake industry. John is the ultimate teacher in the field of all things sake. I highly recommend his sake education program:   “From Tuesday, April 23 through Thursday, April 25, 2019, I will hold... Continue reading article ›
Sake Archives – KJ Mines The Archives For “Amazing” Articles February, 2019 It's been freezing the past few weeks here in San Francisco. But lucky for us all, Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring season! In preparation for our good luck this year, let's reminisce about the famous spring namas of 2010!   New Store Arrivals -... Continue reading article ›
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