When do you warm sake?

As you know, of all the liquid libations out there sake has by far the greatest temperature swing points from volcanic lava hot to slushy frozen co...

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How to Heat Sake -- and Why!

First let’s cut to the chase. Heating sake is good! When you have had bad hot sake it wasn’t the fact that hot sake is bad it’s that bad sake make...

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The Gary V Experience

Not long ago I was asked to visit the radically fun and exciting video blog by the one-of-a-kind on-line wine guru Gary Vaynerchuk at winelibrary.c...

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Clean Burning Fuel

The most dynamic aspect about sake is the simplicity. It really is so simple. Rice and water. That’s it! Well aside from the  elf magic and st...

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My Life as a Kurabito

I have spent a lot of time in Japan, but I have never lived there. I think that there is a big difference in “living” and “visiti...

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Selecting Japanese Sakes

Ahhhhhh ye’ol what sakes should I get question? I hear it all of the time – in fact I live it! Basically this is the perfect topic to k...

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The Name Game

When I get emails from readers, 9 out of 10 will say that they know nothing about sake, which is rubbish and I tell them that! Of course you know s...

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Sweet Sake Brews

I have been saying it for years! A starch sweetness is far more muted than a grape juice sweetness. Huh? Converting a starch into a glucose produce...

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Time

There is a great scene in the movie “The Shawshank Redemption” when the best voice-over in Hollywood – Morgan Freeman – tal...

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The Tasting Game

So how do you taste sake? Depends on your definition of taste. (Does that sound remotely like a Clintonian question?) Is taste flavor? Is taste fee...

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Genshu – The Undiluted Brew!

Yes – there are many out there who perceive sake to be a hard alcohol! What does hard mean? Hard to wake up in the morning? You bet! No, usually ha...

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Sake Similarities

Is a Ford Focus similar to a Ford Mustang? How about Stephen King’s “Salem’s Lot” and “Cujo”? What about Subway’s 5-Foot “Cold Cut Combo” and it’s ...

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