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True Sake

  • July 1, 2018 Beau Timken

    ✈✈✈July Flying By ✈✈✈

    Welcome to the 166th Issue of America’s sake-centric Newsletter. In this very foggy and cold “summer” issue take a behind the numbers look at the hugely successful International Wine Challenge (IWC) in Yamagata, check out the Gold Medal winners that...

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  • July 1, 2018 Beau Timken

    The 2018 International Wine Challenge (IWC)

    I decided to write my review of the 2018 IWC until after the awarding of the Grand Champion Trophy in London last week. It gave me some time to reflect on what was perhaps the best of the IWC events...

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  • July 1, 2018 Beau Timken

    Sake Victories – IWC Gold Medal Winning Sakes

    It’s difficult to list all of the medal winning sakes from the IWC 2018 event in Yamagata Prefecture, but we wanted to highlight a few to help you purchase sakes that spoke to the judges in Japan. The good news...

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  • July 1, 2018 Beau Timken

    Sake News – Flooding Damages The Dassai Brewery

    Uggghhhhh! I loathe speaking about trouble at sake breweries, but recent flooding in Yamaguchi has really hit home for one of our favorite sake breweries. You know the Brand! Herewith is a quick article hitting home the fact that even...

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  • July 1, 2018 Beau Timken

    New Store Arrivals – The Summer Nama Flight

    Click on the names of each sake to link to our website for purchase!   Denshin Natsu 2018 “Summer”From Fukui Prefecture. Junmai Daiginjo Nama.SMV: +0.5 Acidity: 1.5 The nose on this very fresh unpasteurized sake is an interesting collection of sweet tomato...

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  • July 1, 2018 Beau Timken

    Sake Images – is now #truesake on Instagram

    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...

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  • July 21, 2016 Beau Timken

    Bye July!

    Welcome to the 143rd Issue of America’s sake-centric Newsletter. In this very reminiscent issue enjoy a great brewery tour at the famous Masumi brewery, catch a very special moment in time when my daughters (second generation sake sellers) visited their...

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  • July 21, 2016 Beau Timken

    Sake Kura – Miyasaka Shuzu AKA Masumi!

    So I’m pretty much the last person in the world to visit Nagano Prefecture’s very famous Miyasaka Shuzu. For years I have seen pictures and stories from the industry of all my friends visiting this very open and friendly brewery....

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