June 23, 2009
Beau Timken from True Sake visits the Thunder Show to teach Gary Vaynerchuk about Sake, a category he adores.
Let guests speak. ARG. It’s not all about you gv!.
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I just checked out the website and I LOVED the way you can choose your tastes and preferences and it can narrow down the sake selection for you. I wouldn’t be surprised if Gary V steals the idea and tries to implement something similar at winelibrary.com.
Kudos. Unfortunately no online shipping from retailers here in Tennessee, but maybe I can try some.
Awesome show! I love how you keep mixing it up.
Tea Fridays FTW! Lets learn it together!
Wasnt sure at first if I would find this show as interesting as the ones about wine, but I really liked it. Looking forward to part II as you guys get to tasting some.
Cant wait to see you guys taste this sake. This guy is awesome, and sake social is a great website. I have been reading since yesterday.
what is going on?
hey Diego … Beau looks like a very young Willem Dafoe imho … 🙂
2 for 20 deal on the home page is a steal and a half…
Although I am disconcerted that the bottle sizes are nowhere to be found, even on the checkout page. Obviously this needs fixing.
Good web site though for those of us who already drink a lot of Sake, it is a little too much. Just show me inventory. My local Sushi bar has weekly tastings with a small sashimi plate for $15 so I have tried a lot. Interestingly, almost none of the Sakes that he has are on the inventory list. My favorite of late has been Ginban.
Just discovered he does not ship to my state so this decreases my interest in the web site.
Great episode, looking forward to the second part, the video from the new camera looks great. I like the new camera angle as well.
GV great to see you fired up about the Sake again….I had just re-watched episode #355 recently so the timing is great. Beau is doing a great thing in trying to spread the word and the knowledge…if I ever make it to San Fran I’m there.
Can’t tell you how many people I’ve met that had been turned off by rot gut cheap Japanese steak house sake, and how few were willing to give something better a try. I don’t drink it nearly as much as I would like to since I find that the better stuff can price prohibitive. Back around 1991 a magnum of something basic and nice like BiShoNen went for about $18 down in Boston, now it is in the $65 range and they are like that pretty much across the board. So it is more of a special occasion thing, out for Japanese food, or at the dojo when the party starts.
Ah, the one that got away… Half French and half Italian goddess – she’s about 1000 miles south of me in L.A. now. Sigh.
I’m digging this guys enthusiasm- now give me part 2! 🙂
That was fantastic. Great guest, great opportunity for him to speak. Great passion! Thanks.
You opened my eyes to Sake.
I always pass the Sake booths at wine tastings.
Not going to happen again.
Thanks for doing what you do.
Great topic, great guest…BUT FOR GODS SAKE, why did you keep interrupting him? Halfway through I was almost screaming at the screen for you to let him finish a sentence without cutting him off. 🙁
I hope part 2 lets him speak more.
Meh, still not interested in Sake. Maybe I have only ever tried crap Sake, but I’m drinking beer with sushi and wine with everything else. Life is too short to spend it drinking fermented rice. Heck, I only get a couple of wine drinking nights per week — I’ll be damned if I’m going to waste one of them drinking friggin’ Sake.
Great guest he obviously had alot of interesting things to say about saki but you never gave him the OPPORTUNITY to complete what he was saying!
This is awesome. I want to like sake so much, even have a book about it but I haven’t found one that I like yet. Maybe I don’t know how to taste it properly? I love the sake selector though. Will definitely be trying some soon.
Sorry, you lost me with this one. The guest has a great personality, but the show was a snoozer. I have no interest in sake. Might as well have a show about beer. (Please, no!) Pommeau or some other fruit wine would have been a better call. Even a distillate like cognac seems more palatable to me. Sorry, Gary. For the first time ever, I’m not looking forward to tomorrow’s show.
Gary, I love ya man, but you should really have let the guest finish talking before you exploded. I know you have a lot of energy, but every time he got started on something, you were already asking another question or butting in. I know you’ve talked about why you do this, but it just bothers me.
I loved this guest though! His zen attitude toward sake and life in general is gives off a really mellow vibe. He really knows his stuff!
I’ll join the camp of ‘not terribly excited to learn of the topic, but really impressed after watching it’. I have some Japanese friends who have hooked me up with some serious sake – otherwise I would have never have tasted any either.
Five months ago I Had never tasted wine, then i started a new job as a waiter. I went to a wine tasting for my new job and since then ive been reading everything I can find on wine how its made and how to get the most out of it. I gave two speaches in my public speaking class, the first was on how they make wine and the second on how to taste wine. Doing research i found this site about a month ago and the whole experince has made me become not only a connoisseur of wine but of life in general. Ive only scratched the surface with wine and now this episode has sparked my interest in Sake Im sure I will have a hobby to keep me busy for a long time. Their will always be something new to learn. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.
Learn when to shut up dude! You are great, but this guy was the zen “wax on wax off” sake guy and you just powered over him. Let the guests talk if they have something to say!
Gary, I’ve been hoping and waiting for a Sake show for months, thanks so much for bringing on someone who really has a passion for sake. It’s hard to find info about sake, can’t wait to view part 2. Keep bringing the passion!!!
Good guest. Very entertaining.
The porn rating reference to the erection and the bottle was damn funny.
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