Sake Season – The Adventures of Masumi Arabashiri April, 2018 One of the cool things about being in an industry for a long period of time, is that you get to track the plight of certain sakes! Some brands come and go and the same can be said for certain products. Over the years, I’ve... Continue reading article ›
New Store Arrivals – NamaPalooza! April, 2017 Masumi Arabashiri "First Run"From Nagano Prefecture. Junmai Ginjo Nama Genshu SMV: -1 Acidity: 2.0 The nose on this unpasteurized “nama” sake is a nice collection of steamed rice, tangerine, and honey clover aromas. Well here it is! One of the most popular and longest standing... Continue reading article ›
Bye July! July, 2016 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 first sake brewery Shoutuku Shuzo... Continue reading article ›
The Beau-Zone Layer – Masumi Okuden “Mirror of Truth” From Nagano Prefecture. Junmai. SMV: +3 Acidity: 1.6 January, 2016 Have you ever tasted a “TTB” sake? Huh? TTB? Sure! A “Three Temperature Brew”. Or a sake that drinks great in at least three temperature zones. Okkuden is one of those magical sakes that drinks wonderfully chilled. But it also excels at room temperature. But... Continue reading article ›

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