Don't Rock the Boat

Don't Rock the Boat

I went to bed on Sept 20th, 2009 and woke up on Sept 22nd, 2009. We crossed the international date line overnight and Sept 21, 2009 just didn’t happen! I’m not quite sure how all this works and why this is done, but I’m just along for the ride and having a great time.

Today was my fourth sake lecture on board for the guests of Regent Seven Seas Cruise line’s Seven Seas Mariner. Today we tackled one of my favorite topics to teach about: the Sake Production Process!

Presenting Kirinzan

Presenting Kirinzan

How do you go from Rice and Water to “the Drink of the Gods”? That is what I endeavor to explain to guests in this lecture. This lecture was subtitled “Rockin’ Sake” because we had what has been some of the most dramatic rocking of the ship we experienced to date… right during my lecture!

The captain came on the intercom to announce we were experiencing 20-25 foot high waves. Kind of unreal, but once I got into teaching I was able to ignore the waves and get into sake! I thought because of the rough waves, we would have a meager turn out, but we had a full class and I was just delighted!

Today we tasted:
Murai Nigori Genshu
Kirinzan Junmai
Akita Chokaisan Junmai Daiginjo

The guests loved all the sakes today! Tomorrow, there is no sake lecture as we are spending the entire day in port in Siberia, comrade! Da!


  1. Bill Barrett

    September 30, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    You missed the last day of summer! :( We miss you here in NYC, but glad to hear everything is “rocking” along just great!

  2. Tanya

    September 29, 2009 at 10:05 am

    Hi Tim!!!

    Hope you’re having a great time and all the rockin’ has subsided :)

  3. Linda Kawabata

    September 27, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    How did everyone like Chokaisan Junmai Daiginjo–my faovrite!

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