Women In Sake – The Myths and the Magic! June, 2005 Recently I received an email from one of my readers who happens to be a kuramoto - brewery owner. The brewery is on Soda Island off of the Niigata coast. This owner also happens to be female. And as I only know two other female... Continue reading article ›
Building A Sake Collection – You need not be a millionaire! June, 2005 I am often asked what would be the best way to start a sake cellar or collection. Firstly and most importantly sell all of your wine today – right now! And if you don't have any wine or a wine cellar clean out a closet.... Continue reading article ›
New Store Arrivals – Those Hidden Honjozos June, 2005 Technically these sakes are not new to True Sake, but they may be new to you. And if you have not yet tried a Honjozo (a sake that has been milled/polished 30% with 70% of the grain remaining and has added brewer's alcohol) then say... Continue reading article ›
Sake Vibes – Obata Sake Brewery June, 2005 As a sake savant I spend lots of time checking out sake related websites just to see what is available in Japan but not here! Call me a masochist! That said I do enjoy looking at websites of breweries that I know or would like... Continue reading article ›
Special Events June 2005 June, 2005 Tuesday, June 28th – True Sake Presents "The Izakaya Sake Tasting" from 6:30-8:30PM at OYAJI Restaurant at 3123 Clement Street (415.379.3604) So what in the heck is an Izakaya anyway? In a word an Izakaya is a sake-centric restaurant/bar that specializes in the celebration of... Continue reading article ›
"Ask Beau" June 2005 June, 2005 This months question came by cell phone rather than email and was sent by a local San Francisco very well known sommelier who asked, "Should you ever decant sake?" My first inclination is to say no, and I base this reply upon my many discussions... Continue reading article ›

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