I am so excited to share the secrets of Sake with you! With this blog, I will talk about every aspect of enjoying Sake, as well as the challenges of serving and selling it in the U.S.
"Is this guy really an expert?" You might be wondering: "He's not even Japanese!" So please let me take this post to introduce myself:
My name is Greg Beck. I am not Japanese. But, I did live in Japan for six years. I also read and speak Japanese fluently, which I confess made becoming a Sake expert much easier.
Also, it might surprise you to learn the average American knows almost as much about Sake as the average Japanese person - not much.
In addition to being a certified Sake sommelier and Shochu Advisor, I also brew craft beer professionally.
I spent more than a decade working for Japan-related organizations. This includes the Japanese government and non-profits, as well as U.S. exporters, importer-distributors, and Japanese restaurants. I have worked as a host, server, bartender, beverage manager, and of course sommelier.
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