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Episode #63: North American Sake Rice & Agriculture with Isbell Farms Part 2

June 10, 2021
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This week we continue our conversation with the multi-generation family of rice (and sake rice!) farmers at Isbell Farms in the heart of Arkansas. For those of you just now joining, we highly recommend you make time to give Part 1 of this conversation a listen before diving in, as it provides a great deal of context for this week’s…
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Episode #62: North American Sake Rice & Agriculture with Isbell Farms Part 1

June 2, 2021
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When it comes to producing sake outside of Japan, still one of the most significant hurdles to crafting the sake of a brew-master’s dreams is access to the ideal resources needed in order to realize the vision, and included in those resources are the raw materials.Sake specific rice varieties from Japan are in high demand from sake makers across the…
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Episode #61: Matured Sake, Aged Sake

April 28, 2021
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Despite a rich and storied history spanning millennia, in certain terms, sake has yet to unequivocally prove its ability to stand the test of time.If you’re in some way associated with the sale or service of sake, likely one of the most common questions you get is, “How long can I keep my sake before it starts to go bad?”…
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Episode #01: Okawari: U.S. Love of Nigori with “The Sake Ninja”

March 31, 2021
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In an ideal world we’d bring you listeners a brand-new episode each and every week. While we can’t see that happening in the immediate future, in the process of creating or preparing for many of our episodes we end up with a lot of fun and insightful conversations that sadly just don’t make it into a final episode.Whether it be…
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Episode #60: The Murky Waters of Nigori Sake

March 29, 2021
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There’s a fascinating schism that’s emerged between the domestic and international markets’ relationship with nigori-style sake over that past few decades.With its rather odd positioning landing it someplace between a more “traditional” style and at the same time a relatively “new” product proposition, a few distinct exceptions aside, nigori sake generally makes up an incredibly small portion of most makers’…
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