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Hi, my name is Timothy Sullivan and I’m the founder of UrbanSake.com, a site devoted to sharing the appreciation, knowledge and joy of Japanese Sake with you.
How it all started
In 2005, I sampled premium sake for the first time at a Japanese Restaurant in New York City, and I couldn’t believe what I was tasting. The complex, nuanced and delicious flavors simply amazed me. I was hooked and immediately began researching how water and rice come together to make “Nihonshu”, known in the U.S. simply as “sake”. I started UrbanSake.com first as a blog to help myself keep track of the sakes I was tasting at the many sake events New York has to offer, and as a repository for everything I was learning. What began as a labor of love grew over the next few years to become a larger online resource for sake information and education in the U.S.
In October 2007, I was invited to Kyoto by the Japan Sake Brewer’s Association Jr. Council to be named a “Sake Samurai” for my efforts in promoting sake outside Japan. This was a tremendous honor and a life changing event for me. As part of the tenets of becoming a Sake Samurai, I vowed to “Spread the word about Japanese sake around the world with pride and passion“. In that spirit, I have become a sake educator, writer and speaker, doing my best to share my passion, respect and enthusiasm for sake with the world.
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I look forward to hearing from you and I hope you enjoy UrbanSake.com! Kanpai!