Sake World Newsletter Archive
Sake World Newsletter Archive
Here you will find an archive of the Sake World Sake Newsletters from #112 onward. Browse through the issues below, or follow the link located at the bottom of this page to subscribe.


Sake World email Newsletter #174, January 2015 (Jan 2015)
Sake World Email Newsletter #174January, 2015In This IssueGreetingsIndustry Snapshot - good or not?Yamada Nishiki HarvestSake Education CentralQuick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download! Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here  New Year's Greetings to all readers,May 2015 be a great one for you... Greetings to all readers,A Happy New Year to you all! May 2015 b

Sake Today - Issue 6 is on its way! (Aug 2015)
Sake Today – Issue #6! Greetings,   Are you a Sake Today subscriber? Thank you, and Issue #6 is on its way. You should see it in your mailbox any day now. Have you just renewed your subscription? Thank you, and please heighten your expectations for yet another year of Sake Today.  Not a subscriber? Why deprive yourself? You deserve it! Sake Today is the first and only sake-dedicated printed magazine in English.   Single issues and subscriptions are now available from the websi

Sake Today - Issue 6 is here! (Aug 2015)
Sake Today – Issue #6! Greetings,   Love sake? We already knew that. Love food? Then you will especially love this new issue of Sake Today (#6). Single issues and subscriptions are now available from the website: www.sake-today.com/orders. If you already have a subscription, it will begin shipping in mid-August. We hope you are hungry! Besides our usual beautiful photography of food and sake pairing ideas, we have included two feature-length specials on districts with sake-cent

Sake Today - Issue 5 - Time to Resubscribe! (Jun 2015)
Remember to Renew Your Subscription to Sake Today! It's hard to believe it's been a year since we started offering subscriptions to Sake Today, but a year has passed indeed. We're very pleased that subscriptions have been growing with each issue. This allows us to continue producing excellent content, especially the beautiful sake-travel photography that distinguishes Sake Today. Thank you! It is because of your support that we are able to continue.  If you started subscribing w

Sake Today - Issue 5! (May 2015)
Sake Today – Issue #5! Greetings,   Sake Today #5 will be shipping soon and we couldn’t be more excited about this issue. As usual we have feature-length articles on and from key people in the industry. Borders mean little to sake these days so we peek at sake culture in a few countries. Acclaimed sake writer Matsuzaki-sensei takes us on the narrow road to the deep north in Japan. With our sake bar hopping features having been popular in previous issues, we include another with th

Sake Today - Issue 4! (Feb 2015)
Sake Today – Issue #4! Greetings, Sake Today, issue #4, is just about to ship. It is easily our must visually appealing issue, and covers the wide range of unique content for which Sake Today is known. It is a fascinating issue, including more than you ever wanted to know about yeast starters, an interview with the only British toji in the industry, a sake-tourism-centric coverage of the gorgeous city of Matsue in Shimane, a report on that most prestigious of sake regions, Niigata

Sake World Email Newsletter #115 September 09 (Sep 2009)
September, 2009 The Hazards of Nama The Toji

Sake Today - Subscribe In Time for Issue 4! (Jan 2015)
Sake Today – Issue #4 Coming Soon, Subscribe in Time! Greetings, Sake Today, issue #4, is just about to go to press and will be distributed starting in mid- to late- February. It promises to be a fascinating issue, including more than you ever wanted to know about yeast starters, an interview with the only British toji in the industry, a sake-tourism-centric coverage of the gorgeous city of Matsue in Shimane, a report on that most prestigious of sake regions, Niigata, and more. Yo

Sake World Email Newsletter #114 August 09 (Aug 2009)
August, 2009 The Cost of Sake & That of Rice

Sake World Email Newsletter #113 July 09 (Jul 2009)
July, 2009 All I Really Need to Know... Did You Know? Guided Sakagura Tours

Sake World Email Newsletter #112 June 09 (Jun 2009)
June, 2009 In This Issue The Kome Khronicles moto-i in Minneapolis

Sake World email Newsletter #155, May 2013 (May 2013)
Sake World Email Newsletter #155May, 2013In This IssueGreetingsReading the FoamEvents: Sake Professional Course in Dallas 2013 Sake Education CentralQuick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download! Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here  May Greetings to all readers,As May and with it spring firmly ensconce themselves, the brewing season for this year is comin

SPC NY 2013 announcement Copy Copy (Apr 2013)
2013 Sake Professional Course in New York City, May 8 ~ 10, 2013 Announcing John Gauntner’s2013 Sake Professional Course in New York CityNew York, New York, Wednesday May 8 ~ Friday May 10, 2013   Recognized by the Sake Education CouncilNo sake stone remains left unturned"Quite simply, the best and most thorough sake education on the planet."Note: as of April 11, only ten seats remain open!From Wednesday, May 8 to Friday, May 10, 2013, I will hold the 12th stateside version

Sake World email Newsletter #156, June 2013 (Jun 2013)
Sake World Email Newsletter #156June, 2013In This IssueGreetingsRice DistributionEvents: Sake Professional Course in Dallas 2013 Sake Fair June 14 in Tokyo Sake Education CentralQuick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download! Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here  June Greetings to all readers,As spring gives ground grudgingly to summer - albeit through the

Sake World email Newsletter #138, October 2011 (Oct 2011)
Sake World Email Newsletter #138October, 2011In This IssueGreetings Adding Alc. vs. Junmai - revisitedSake Rice Not Out of Woods yet!Sake BasicsDid You Know?EventsSake Education CentralQuick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download!Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here Autumnal Greetings to all readers,As anyone that reads anything remotely related to sake surely

Sake World email Newsletter #137 August-September 2011 (Sep 2011)
Sake World Email Newsletter #137August - September, 2011In This IssueGreetings Rice ReportTale of Three TojiSake BasicsDid You Know?EventsSake Education CentralQuick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download!Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here Late-Summer Greetings to all readers,Or as they say in Japanese, "Zansho O-mimai Moshiagemasu," or greetings in the ling

Sake World email Newsletter #136 July 2011 (Jul 2011)
Sake World Email Newsletter #136July, 2011In This IssueGreetings What's In a Name?Did you Know?Sake BasicsEventsSake Education CentralQuick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download!Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here Early Summer Greetings to all readers,Tsuyu - the rainy season in Japan - is reluctantly releasing its grip and retreating, leaving heat and humid

Sake World email Newsletter #135 June 2011 (Jun 2011)
Sake World Email Newsletter #135June, 2011In This IssueGreetings 2011 Nationals ReportDid you Know?Sake BasicsEvents: Sake Fair, Sake Professional Course in NYCSake Education CentralQuick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download!Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here Greetings to all readers,Welcome to June, and in Japan, welcome to the rainy season, a full t

Sake World email Newsletter #134 May 2011 (May 2011)
Sake World Email Newsletter #134May, 2011In This IssueGreetings Smooth "em or Let 'em ?Announcements and Events: Sake Professional Course in NYCDid you Know?Sake BasicsSake Education CentralQuick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download!Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here Greetings to all readers,It is May. While things are still far from stable here

Sake World email Newsletter #154, April 2013 (Apr 2013)
Sake World Email Newsletter #154April, 2013In This IssueGreetingsThe Birthplace of SakeSake Industry News Events: Sake Professional Course in Japan 2013 Sake Education CentralQuick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download! Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here  Greetings to all readers in the shakily advancing spring,I hope you are well. Despite a cold winte

Sake World email Newsletter #133 April 2011 (Apr 2011)
Sake World Email Newsletter #133April, 2011In This Issue Greetings Good rice? Bad rice? The Current Situation in JapanAnnouncements and Events: Sake Professional Course in NYCDid you Know?Sake BasicsSake Education CentralQuick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download!Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here Greetings to all readers,There is but one way to open

Sake World email Newsletter #132 March 2011 Copy (Mar 2011)
Sake World Email Newsletter #132March, 2011In This Issue Greetings Brewers That Couldn't Brew Announcements and Events: Sake Professional Course in NYCDid you Know?Sake BasicsSake Education CentralQuick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download!Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here Greetings in the supposedly-approaching spring,And what a tumultuous winter it

Sake World email Newsletter #131 January 2011 (Jan 2011)
Sake World Email Newsletter #131January, 2011In This Issue Greetings The Suffix "-shu" Announcements and Events: Sake Professional Course in JapanSake Education CentralQuick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download!Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here Happy New Year to all! Two-thousand-eleven is upon us. Amidst economic uncertainty, trudging through quagmires o

Sake World email Newsletter #130 December 2010 (Dec 2010)
Sake World Email Newsletter #130December, 2010In This Issue Greetings Rice to Sake: How Much? Did You Know? Sake Basics Announcements and Events: Sake Professional Course in JapanSake Education CentralQuick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download!Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here Greetings to all readers.Japan has always had its own way of doing things. Some

Sake World email Newsletter #129 (Nov 2010)
Sake World Email Newsletter #129November, 2010In This Issue Greetings "I'm From the Gov't" The 18 Nihonshu Samurai Tasting Did You Know? Sake Basics Announcements and Events: Sake Professional Course in JapanSake Education CentralQuick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download!Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here Greetings to all readers.Ah, bamboo. Known as take

Sake World email Newsletter #128 (Oct 2010)
Sake World Email Newsletter #128October, 2010In This Issue Greetings Toji today Did You Know? Sake Basics Announcements and Events: Sake Professional Course in Portland and a new sake educational blog Sake Education CentralQuick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download!Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here Greetings to all readers.Happy Sake Day a little bit late

Sake World email Newsletter #127 Part II (Sep 2010)
Sake World Email Newsletter #127 September, 2010 - Part IIIn This Issue Sake Basics Announcements and Events: Sake Professional Course in Portland and a new sake educational blog Sake Education CentralQuick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download!Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here Apologies!A technical SNAFU the other day caused only the first half of this em

Sake World email Newsletter #127 September 2010 (Sep 2010)
Sake World Email Newsletter #127September, 2010In This IssueGreetings In Praise of Big HandsSake Basics Did You Know? Announcements and Events: Sake Professional Course in Portland!!Sake Education CentralQuick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download!Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here Greetings in what should be the autumn,As of this writing, it is still

Sake World email Newsletter #126 (Aug 2010)
Sake World Email Newsletter #126August, 2010In This Issue Greetings Method over Mold Did You Know? Sake Basics Announcements and Events: Sake Professional Course in Portland and a new sake educational blog Sake Education CentralQuick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download!Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here Mid-summer greetings to all readers.I live in Kamaku

Sake World Email Newsletter #125 July 2010 (Jul 2010)
Sake World Email Newsletter #125July, 2010In This Issue Greetings Moss, Mold and Yeast Sake Basics Did You Know? Events Two For One Sale: Buy One Get One Free! Quick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download!Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here Greetings to all readers, Well, it’s summer here in Japan. Actually, we are still firmly ensconced in the rainy se

Sake World Email Newsletter #124 June 2010 (Jun 2010)
Sake World Email Newsletter #124June, 2010In This Issue Greetings Sake Brewing Songs Did You Know? Sake Basics Events Japanese For Sake Lovers Quick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download!Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here Greetings to all readers,Well, the “Nationals,” or the “Zenkoku,” i.e. the Zenkoku Shinshu Kampyokai, or National

Sake World Email Newsletter #123 May 2010 Copy Copy (May 2010)
Sake World Email Newsletter #123May, 2010In This IssueGreetings Sake Myths Sake Professional Course Did You Know? Sake Basics Japanese For Sake Lovers Odds 'N Ends Quick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download!Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here Greetings to all readers,It’s May, and “Golden Week,” a week of holidays here in Japan, has wrappe

Sake World Email Newsletter #122 April 2010 Copy (Apr 2010)
Sake World Email Newsletter #122April, 2010In This IssueSake and Rice on the Same Table The Sake Professional Course Did You Know? Sake Basics Iphone App - Sake Dictionary Japanese For Sake Lovers Odds 'n Ends Quick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download!Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here Greetings to All,No foolin’; it’s April. While the calenda

Sake World Email Newsletter #121 March 2010 (Mar 2010)
Sake World Email Newsletter #121March, 2010In This IssueBig and SmallDid You Know? Counting Moromi Days New Section: Sake Basics - Honjouzou Sake Professional Course in SF in June  NEW! Japanes for Sake Lovers! NEW! iPHone app: The Sake Dictionary!  Odds-n-Ends Quick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download!Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here The Pass

Sake World Email Newsletter #120 February 2010 (Feb 2010)
Sake World Email Newsletter #120February, 2010In This IssueSpecial ConfusionDid You Know? Moto Methodology New Section: Sake Basics - Daiginjo Sake Professional Course  NEW! Japanes for Sake Lovers! NEW! iPHone app: The Sake Dictionary!  Odds-n-Ends Quick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download!Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here Daiginjo Brewing Pea

Sake World Email Newsletter #119 January 2010 (Jan 2010)
Sake World Email Newsletter #119January, 2010In This IssueDid You Know? O-toso New Section: Sake Basics - Ginjo-shu Guided Sakagura Tours Sake Professional Courses in Japan: Last Call! Holiday Gift Idea: Announcing The Sake Dictionary!!!  Odds-n-Ends Quick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribe New eBook Sake's Hidden StoriesThe Personalities, Philosophies, and Tricks-of-the-Trade Behind the Brew. Gobeyond the basics of grades and production, and read stories aboutactual brew

Sake World Email Newsletter #118 December 2009 (Dec 2009)
Sake World Email Newsletter #118November, 2009In This IssueTasting  with Mr. T Did You Know? Sake Brand Name Characters New Section: Sake Basics - Junmai-shu Guided Sakagura Tours Sake Professional Courses in Japan: Last Call! Holiday Gift Idea: Announcing The Sake Dictionary!!!  Odds-n-Ends Quick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribe New eBook Sake's Hidden StoriesThe Personalities, Philosophies, and Tricks-of-the-Trade Behind the Brew. Gobeyond the basics of grades an

Sake World Email Newsletter #117 November 2009 (Nov 2009)
Sake World Email NewsletterNovember, 2009 It Just Gets Worse Rice Harvest Timiing Guided Sakagura Tours Sake and Pottery Seminar Sake Professional Courses in Japan

Sake World Email Newsletter #116 October 09 (Oct 2009)
October, 2009 The Boyz of Nada Sake Day

Sake World email Newsletter #153, March 2013 (Mar 2013)
Sake World Email Newsletter #153March, 2013In This IssueGreetingsJunmai Ginjo Does Not ExistNihonshu-do Events: Sake Professional Course in Japan 2013 Sake Education CentralQuick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download! Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here  March Greetings,Well, as is usually the case, the tempo of the first two months of the year were a b

Sake World email Newsletter #152, January 2013 (Jan 2013)
Sake World Email Newsletter #152January, 2013In This IssueGreetings: Happy New Year! Sake Rice & Coffee BeansIndustry News"Sake Tours" Expands Operations!Events: Sake Professional Course in Japan 2013 Sake Education CentralQuick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download! Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here  Happy New Year to Everyone! Ringing in the new

Sake World email Newsletter #151, December 2012 (Dec 2012)
Sake World Email Newsletter #151December, 2012In This IssueGreetings Lauding TojiDon't Call This a Comeback"Sake Tours" Expands Operations!Did You Know? Color in SakeEvents: Sake Professional Course in Japan 2013 Sake Education CentralQuick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download! Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here  Shiwasu Greetings to all readers!Each

Sake World email Newsletter #150, November 2012 (Nov 2012)
Sake World Email Newsletter #150November, 2012In This IssueGreetings Blending Rice in Sake Brewing Industry Snapshot"Sake Tours" Expands Operations!Events: Sake Professional Course in Japan 2013 Sake Education CentralQuick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download! Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here  Late Autumnal Greetings to all readers!Things are finall

Sake World email Newsletter #148, September 2012 - Final Copy (Sep 2012)
Sake World Email Newsletter #148September, 2012In This IssueGreetings Sake Brewing Tanks Is Nothing Simple?Did you Know? Shio-kojiEvents Sake Education CentralQuick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download! Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here  Greetings in the coattails of summerAnd in its heat, which is dwindling a bit too slowly, lament some. I recall a

Sake World email Newsletter #147, July 2012 (Aug 2012)
Sake World Email Newsletter #147August, 2012In This IssueGreetings Seasonal Sake: Natsu Ginjo Kuramoto and KurabitoSake BasicsDid You Know? Events Sake Education CentralQuick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download!Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here Greetings to all readers in the sweltering summer,  'Nuff said about that. Except to add that the standard

Sake World email Newsletter #146, July 2012 (Jul 2012)
Sake World Email Newsletter #146July, 2012In This IssueGreetings Justification From On HighChanging of the GuardSake BasicsDid You Know? Events Sake Education CentralQuick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download!Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here Greetings to all readers in the fully-swinging summer,  In most places, it is already proving to be a hot one

Sake World email Newsletter #145, June 2012 (Jun 2012)
Sake World Email Newsletter #145June, 2012In This IssueGreetings "The Nationals"We're from the gov't...Sake BasicsDid You Know? Events Sake Education CentralQuick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download!Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here Greetings to all readers,  I hope this finds you well. In spite of my assertion that May is a slowmonth in the sake wo

Sake World email Newsletter #144, May 2012 (May 2012)
Sake World Email Newsletter #144May, 2012In This IssueGreetings Give Things TimeWajohryoushuSake BasicsDid You Know? Events Sake Education CentralQuick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download!Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here Greetings to all readers,  Early May always seems like a moment of respite in the sake-brewing year. All but a few brewers have w

Sake World email Newsletter #143, April 2012 (Apr 2012)
Sake World Email Newsletter #143April, 2012In This IssueGreetings MirinPressing MattersSake Basics: RegionalityDid You Know? TaruzakeEvents Sake Education CentralQuick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download!Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here Greetings to all readers in the bourgening spring!As this newsletter goes out, the cherry blossoms here are (finally)

Sake World email Newsletter #142, March 2012 (Mar 2012)
Sake World Email Newsletter #142March, 2012In This IssueGreetings Calrose rice = Wataribune?  = Omachi? Industry SnapshotSake BasicsDid You Know?Events Sake Education CentralQuick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download!Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here Greetings to All Readers,Spring is just around the corner, at least as far as the calendar is concern

Sake World email Newsletter #141, January 2012 (Jan 2012)
Sake World Email Newsletter #141January, 2012In This IssueGreetings Back to First GradeState of Sake Industry"Horoyoi"Events Sake Education CentralQuick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download!Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here Happy New  Year to all readers,First and foremost, I pray for health, happiness, prosperity, and stability for everyone in 2012.

Sake World email Newsletter #140, December 2011 (Dec 2011)
Sake World Email Newsletter #140"Shiwasu" (December), 2011In This IssueGreetings Rooftop Sake RiceSuisen Back Brewing, etc.Sake BasicsDid You Know?Events Sake Education CentralQuick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download!Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here Greetings in the month known as "Shiwasu,"The busy-ness of this time of the year is reflected in that wo

Sake World email Newsletter #139, November 2011 (Nov 2011)
Sake World Email Newsletter #139November, 2011In This IssueGreetings Tohoku SignificancePrime Minister CalligraphySake BasicsDid You Know?Events Sake Education CentralQuick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download!Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here Greetings to all readers,As we head into the home stretch of 2011, as tumultuous a year as we have had in a while

SPC LV 2011 (Aug 2011)
Greetings,   I hope you are well. You have expressed an interest in the Sake Professional Course in the past, and as such I am sending you information about the Sake Professional Course to be held in Las Vegas this upcoming December 5 - 7.Alternatively, you may have expressed interest for your employees.  Also, I may have duplicated an address here and there between this mailing and others; if so, I sincerely apologize for that.  Please find attached a bit more information re

The LAST Sake and Pottery Seminar (for a while, anyway) (Apr 2011)
The LAST Sake & Pottery Seminar (for a while, anyway)at Takara, April 23, 2011   Shoutin' at Yellin                 the LAST sake and pottery seminar… for a while, anywayGreetings to all,We hope you are well and safe amidst all that is going on. First, some news: Rob Yellin will be moving to Kyoto later this month with his gallery into a fine old house very near Ginkakuji (

VC Sake Connection - 12/16/13 (Dec 2013)
The VC Sake ConnectionIt goes right to the source!  December 16, 2013 Greetings,Hereinfind Issue #3 of the VC Sake Connection mini-newsletter. Note, this will be the last for this year, but I will pick them up again January 6. So ya's got that to look forward to. ;-) -Remember I am here to support anyone handling VC sake in any way I can. -Remember sake is one of VC's four main pillars for 2014. Gotta hold the structure up with strong pillars! -By all means, if there are

VC Sake Connection - 12/09/13 (Dec 2013)
The VC Sake ConnectionIt goes right to the source!  December 9, 2013 Greetings,Herein find Issue #2 of the VC Sake Connection mini-newsletter. I am sure we all agree, the shorter the sweeter, and with no further ado: -Remember I am here to support anyone handling VC sake in any way I can. -Remember sake is one of VC's four main pillars for 2014. Gotta hold the structure up with strong pillars! -By all means, if there are any suggestions, ideas or requests for this transmissio

Sake World email Newsletter #162, December 2013 (Dec 2013)
Sake World Email Newsletter #162December, 2013In This IssueGreetingsSugidama Listing Rice Varieties  Sake Tours for 2014Sake Education CentralQuick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download! Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here  Early winter greetings to all readers,It is "shiwasu" season again! As I do each year, I am beginning the December n

VC Sake Connection - Inaugural Issue - 12/02/14 (Dec 2013)
The VC Sake ConnectionIt goes right to the source!  December 2, 2013 Greetings,You may recall having heard from me a while back when we were trying to save Soul of the Sensei.Well, we did that, although much work remains. “We ain’t outta the woods yet.” But as you likely know, sake is one of VC’s main thrusts for 2013, and it is one that I personally want to support as much as humanly possible.What does that mean? To me, it simply means keeping as many people that ha

Sake World email Newsletter #161, November 2013 (Nov 2013)
Sake World Email Newsletter #161November, 2013In This IssueGreetingsCinder-block Nama Taxing Taxes of Olde Events: Sake Professional Course in Japan!, Sake Tours for 2014Sake Education CentralQuick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download! Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here  Late, late, late fall greetings to all readers,Finally it has begun to cool down!

Sake World email Newsletter #160, October 2013 (Oct 2013)
Sake World Email Newsletter #160October, 2013In This IssueGreetingsRice WoesEvents: Sake Professional Course in Japan!,  Las Vegas, and Sake Tours for 2014Sake Education CentralQuick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download! Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here  October Greetings to all readers,Sake Brewing begins this month! As it seems to almost

Sake World email Newsletter #158, August 2013 (Jul 2013)
Sake World Email Newsletter #158August, 2013In This IssueGreetingsSecond Guessing RiceSake Tours 2014: Lots of 'emThe Birth of Sake: a documentary filmEvents: Sake Professional Course in Dallas 2013Sake Education CentralQuick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download! Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here  Midsummer Greetings to all readers,In Japan, as well

Sake World email Newsletter #157, July 2013 (Jul 2013)
Sake World Email Newsletter #157July, 2013In This IssueGreetingsRice Distribution Part IIEvents: Sake Professional Course in Dallas 2013 Sake Fair June 14 in Tokyo Sake Education CentralQuick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download! Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here  July Greetings to all readers,It's more than official! Summer is here! May it be a safe

Sake Today - Now You Can Subscribe! Copy (Aug 2014)
Sake Today Issue #2 is ready! Order your copy today - and subscribe!Issue #2 of Sake Today is just off the presses and ready to ship. You can get yours today here. Like the first issue, Issue #2 is chock-full of sake information on many levels with something for everyone interested in sake. Read about the innards of a typical sake brewery by John Gauntner, sake and food pairing theory by Master of Wine Antony Moss, read about movers-and-shakers of the sake-brewing world by well-known sake writer

Sake Today - Now You Can Subscribe! (Jul 2014)
Greetings,Subscription Service Now Available for Sake Today – and Issue #2 due out very soonThe second issue of Sake Today is just about to be published. Read about the innards of a typical sake brewery by John Gauntner, sake and food pairing theory by Master of Wine Antony Moss, read about movers-and-shakers of the sake-brewing world by well-known sake writer Atsuko Sando, and the history and significance of the Nada region by Haruo Matsuzaki. This issue boasts a full 64 pages of rockin&#

Sake World Email Newsletter #178, August 2015 (Aug 2015)
Sake World Email Newsletter #178 August, 2015 In This Issue Greetings George Carlin and Tokubetsu Omachi Rice, Omach Summit NYC Sake Pro Course Sake Education Central Quick Links Sake World Website More About Us Archive Subscribe Free Download! Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now. Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here  

Sake World Email Newsletter #176, May 2015 BME (May 2015)
Sake World Email Newsletter #176 May, 2015 In This Issue Greetings Jika-gumi - or is it? Sake Professional Course in Florida  Sake Education Central Quick Links Sake World Website More About Us Archive Subscribe Free Download! Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now. Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here   May Greetings to all rea

Sake World email Newsletter #175, April 2015 (Apr 2015)
Sake World Email Newsletter #175 April, 2015 In This Issue Greetings Naka-whatevuh How big is big? How small is small?  Sake Education Central Quick Links Sake World Website More About Us Archive Subscribe Free Download! Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now. Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here   Spring Greetings to all rea

Sake World email Newsletter #173, November 2014 (Nov 2014)
Sake World Email Newsletter #173November, 2014In This IssueGreetingsNaturally Occuring YeastYamada Nishiki HarvestSake Education CentralQuick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download! Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here  November Greetings to all readers,Things are starting to pick up... As the last of the brightly colored leaves fall and the end of t

Sake World email Newsletter #121, October 2014 (Oct 2014)
Sake World Email Newsletter #172October, 2014In This IssueGreetingsYear's Brewing BeginningsYamada Nishiki SnapshotSake Education CentralQuick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download! Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here  Mid-Autumnal Greetings to all readers,And so it begins again... As the weather predictably and pleasantly cools here in Japan, fall

Sake World email Newsletter #171, September 2014 (Sep 2014)
Sake World Email Newsletter #171September, 2014In This IssueGreetingsYeilds from FieldsObsolete Ranking SystemSake Education CentralQuick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download! Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here  Early-Autumnal Greetings to all readers,Fall is here. Almost... And sake is about to explode. Not literally, of course. But the amount o

Sake World email Newsletter #170, August 2014 (Aug 2014)
Sake World Email Newsletter #170August, 2014In This IssueGreetingsThe Nationals Revisited Unfiltered versus UnfilteredSake Education CentralQuick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download! Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here  Late-Summer Greetings to all readers,Soon it will be sake-tasting season! As Japan simmers in the O-bon heat and humidity,

SPC Alumni Gathering in Chicago August 14 (Aug 2014)
SPC Alumni Gathering in Chicago, August 14, 2014I hope you are all well.On the evening of Thursday, August 14, from 7 to 9, there will be a get together for all the attendees of the Sake Professional Course and all SPC Alumni that are interested and nearby. I will have just wrapped up SPC Chicago (August 12 to 14) and those that have just finished the class as well as all those that have taken it in the past are welcome and encouraged to join.It will be held at Union Barbeque and Sushi, at 230 W

VC Sake Connection - 07/21/14 (Jul 2014)
The VC Sake ConnectionIt goes right to the source! July 21, 2014 Greetings,Herein find the your weekly sake inspiration!enjoyA reminder: please feel free to send me the email address of anyone that should be reading this! Please also remember that I am here to support anyone handling VC sake in any way I canQuestions? Comments? Criticims? By all means, please let me know!NOTICE: I will be taking a break for a spell from sending these out. I hope that you have enjoyed them and that they have help

Sake World email Newsletter #169, July 2014 (Jul 2014)
Sake World Email Newsletter #169July, 2014In This IssueGreetingsSo, Just What is a Nishiki? Sake Yeast Shake-outSake Education CentralQuick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download! Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here  Mid-Summer Greetings to all readers,Well, maybe not quite "mid-summer"!Today is Tanabata, the 7th day of the 7th month, a day on which

Sake World email Newsletter #168, June 2014 (Jun 2014)
Sake World Email Newsletter #168June, 2014In This IssueGreetingsSake Terroir - It's in the kura Japan Sake Awards, and Sake NumbersSake Education CentralQuick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download! Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here  Early Summer Greetings to all readers,Greetings,If there was ever a quiet month in the sake industry, it is June. T

VC Sake Connection - 05/19/13 (May 2014)
The VC Sake ConnectionIt goes right to the source! May 5, 2014May  Greetings,Herein find the your weekly sake inspiration! A reminder: please feel free to send me the email address of anyone that should be reading this!  Please also remember that I am here to support anyone handling VC sake in any way I canQuestions? Comments? Criticims? By all means,  please let me know!Enjoy sake!John Gauntner Genshu = Undiluted Sake Genshu is a term that can be a bit misunderstoo

VC Sake Connection - 05/12/13 (May 2014)
The VC Sake ConnectionIt goes right to the source! May 11, 2014 Greetings,Herein find the your weekly sake inspiration! A reminder: please feel free to send me the email address of anyone that should be reading this!  Please also remember that I am here to support anyone handling VC sake in any way I canQuestions? Comments? Criticims? By all means,  please let me know!Enjoy sake!John Gauntner Nada & Fushimi - significant brewing regions  Japan has 47 prefectures, mo

Sake World email Newsletter #167, May 2014 (May 2014)
Sake World Email Newsletter #167May, 2014In This IssueGreetings Spring Tasting ObservationsSandan Shikomi - why bother?Sake Education CentralQuick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download! Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here  May Greetings to all readers,Greetings,The spring gamut of new-sake tastings has begun to wind down, and while it was a great a

Sake World email Newsletter #166, April 2014 (Apr 2014)
Sake World Email Newsletter #166April, 2014In This IssueGreetings Koshiki Taoshi and KaizoIndustry SnapshotSake Education CentralQuick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download! Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here  Cherry-blossom Greetings to all readers,Spring is here - it is official in every way! Greetings,It is all official now! The spring equ

VC Sake Connection - 03/24/13 (Mar 2014)
The VC Sake ConnectionIt goes right to the source! March 24, 2014 Greetings,                                 VC'S New Products Are Live! At long last, VC's new sake products are yours to sell, enjoy, promote and use to entice your customers! This week, we will look at two of them: the awesomely priced Rihaku "Dance of Discovery" Junmai-shu, and the just-as-awesomely-priced Chiyonosono "Shared Promise"

Sake World email Newsletter #165, March 2014 (Mar 2014)
Sake World Email Newsletter #165March, 2014In This IssueGreetings Charcoal FiltrationTopic IISake Education CentralQuick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download! Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here  Early Spring Greetings to all readers,This year's brewing season sees the light at th end of the tunnel! As we move slowly toward spring - at least

VC Sake Connection - 2/24/14 (Feb 2014)
The VC Sake ConnectionIt goes right to the source!  February 24, 2014 Greetings,The ginjo brewing season is winding down! From here, the sakagura everywhere will begin to brew afew batches of lesser sake as the weather warms up - or is supposed to warm up, anyway. So they end the season the way they began it - making comparatively "lower" grades of sake. And a welcome to the handful of new readers to this newsletter. Do you work with anyone selling VC sake? Do they want or ne

Sake World email Newsletter #164, February 2014 (Feb 2014)
Sake World Email Newsletter #164February, 2014In This IssueGreetings Acidity in SakeSake Meigara (brand names)Sake Education CentralQuick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download! Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here  Midwinter greetings to all readers,We are in the thick of the daiginjo-brewing season! ...and it is cold here in Japan. Breweries e

Sake World email Newsletter #158, September 2013 : BME Copy (Sep 2013)
Sake World Email Newsletter #159September, 2013In This IssueGreetingsNon-foaming YeastEvents: Sake Professional Course in Las Vegas, and Sake Tours for 2014Sake Education CentralQuick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download! Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here  Early Autumn Greetings to all readers,If only it would start to cool down...While it is already

SPC J 13 Announcement (Nov 2012)
Sake World, Inc.2013 Sake Professional Course in Japan2013 Sake Professional Couse in JapanadljfAnnouncing John Gauntner’s2013 Sake Professional Course in JapanTo be held in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe, Japan, January 21-25, 2013No sake stone remains left unturned"Quite simply, the best and most thorough sake education on the planet."The Sake Professional Course in Japan is and far and away the best possible sake education in existence. Three days of lecture and tasting, each evening capp

Sake World Email Newsletter #177, July 2015 (Jul 2015)
Sake World Email Newsletter #177 July, 2015 In This Issue Greetings National New Sake Tasting Going Against The Grain Sake Professional Course Sake Education Central Quick Links Sake World Website More About Us Archive Subscribe Free Download! Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now. Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here   Early S

VC Sake Connection - 2/10/14 (Feb 2014)
The VC Sake ConnectionIt goes right to the source!  February 10, 2014 Greetings,Here is a quick snapshot of sake in Japan in calendar year 2013. Sake down 3.8% overall, BUT:  Ginjo was up 9.6%Junmai-shu was up 2.2%Honjozo was down 6.3%Regular "futsuu-shu" sake down 5.8%. What does this mean? Premium sake is growing. The top of the pyramid is growing; the bottom is eroding. And you are a part of it!                       &

VC Sake Connection - 1/20/14 (Jan 2014)
The VC Sake ConnectionIt goes right to the source!  January 20, 2014 Mid-January Greetings to all VC sake champions and fans,I hope you are all well as 2014 proceeds as scheduled. And I hope you  can feel the vibe and sense all the newness in the VC Sake Program. And it is only set to get better! Herein find Issue #6 of the VC Sake Connection mini-newsletter. The brewing season is chugging along, and in fact, January is peak DAIGINJO brewing seasonthanks to the cold. Just any

Sake World email Newsletter #163, January 2014 (Jan 2014)
Sake World Email Newsletter #163January, 2014In This IssueGreetingsWarm Sake 24 Grades of Yamada!  Sake Tours for 2014Sake Education CentralQuick LinksSake World WebsiteMore About Us ArchiveSubscribeFree Download! Get your free download "Sake, The Least You Need to Know," and jump-start your sake enjoyment now.Download "Sake: The Least You Need to Know" here  Happy New Year to all readers,May 2014 - the Year of the Horse - be a great one for you! I live in a city called Kamak




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