Do Sake and Mountain Biking Go Together?

Posted on 09-27-2009 | Posted by bmountain | Posted in Sake, Sake & Sports

McLean Hospital, Belmont Massachusetts, Arial View

Cold sake and mountain biking are two of my favorite things to do.  On the surface they seem like total opposite ends of the leisure spectrum.  Sake is best consumed in a relaxed environment with food and friends.  It’s very social and the high alcohol content means you don’t generally want to be moving at […]


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How Sake is Made

Posted on 09-12-2009 | Posted by bmountain | Posted in Sake Resources


Is sake a wine or a beer? Actually sake is neither, it’s a beverage in its own class. The sake fermentation process has evolved over thousands of years and is completely unique from any other beverage. While sake is based on rice, it uses a special kind of rice that lends itself extremely well to the creation of sake. This post gives an overview of how sake is created from the harvesting and preparation of the rice through to bottling.


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Chris Johnson – Sake Sommellier

Posted on 09-05-2009 | Posted by bmountain | Posted in Sake Interview

Chris Johnson is a sake sommerlier and the owner of Bao Noodles, a Vietnamese-style restaurant in Manhattan. I came across his video on Urban Sake, a nice sake site run by Timothy Johnson. Chris shares some of his experiences with sake and food pairing in this interview with Saveur Editor-in-Chief James Oseland.


The Basics – Types of Sake

Posted on 09-04-2009 | Posted by bmountain | Posted in Sake Resources


The next time you’re at a sushi bar sharing a hot flask of sake between friends, or at a high-end sake bar sipping a daiginjo, keep in mind that the beverage you are enjoying has a history dating back several thousand years. Sake has a rich tradition dating back to 4000 BC. Over time the brewing process has evolved and there are many different types of sake available today. This post explains the different types of sake.