Best Sake for New England Beaches

Posted on 08-23-2009 | Posted by bmountain | Posted in Sake

Map of Cape Anne, great mountain biking, beaches, and sake

Rockport Massachusetts is on the tip of Cape Anne, a rocky peninsula 30 miles northeast of Boston.  Cape Anne was settled in 1624 and was the 3rd colony in New England, just after Plymouth and Nantasket.  Just west of Rockport on Cape Anne is the fishing town of Gloucester.  The movie The Perfect Storm was […]


Book Review – The Sake Handbook by John Gauntner

Posted on 08-15-2009 | Posted by bmountain | Posted in Sake Books

The Sake Handbook by John Gauntner

John Gauntner is to sake what Julia Child was to French cooking in America.  Widely known as “the sake guy”, John lives in Japan and has written five books on sake.  John has wracked up honors that have historically been awarded only to native Japanese such as the Award for the Promotion of Japanese Cuisine […]


Do Cigars and Sake Go Together?

Posted on 08-08-2009 | Posted by bmountain | Posted in Cigars, Sake

A bit rundown but Cigar Heaven inside

As I was driving to my next meeting in Toronto I stopped at my favorite cigar place in the entire world.  For cigar fans Frank Correnti Cigars on King St is the place.  I discovered them while living in Toronto in 2000 (I don’t know where Sam the shoe shine man from the Westin is […]


Sake in Toronto

Posted on 08-06-2009 | Posted by bmountain | Posted in Restaurants, Sake

From Left to Right, Bill Sweetman, Bob Mountain, and Pete Lamson.

The last place I expected to get good sake was on the Danforth in Toronto.  More commonly known as “Greektown”, this stretch of midtown Toronto has the highest density of Greek restaurants in North America.  After an amazing dinner on a warm summer evening with my colleague Pete and two clients, we stopped at an […]