22 Sep '11, 9am

Texas Sake Company - North America’s first certified organic sake uses 100% organically grown Texas rice

Texas Sake Company - North America’s first certified organic sake uses 100% organically grown Texas rice

The Texas Sake Company is nearing its grand opening day. North America’s first certified organic sake uses 100% organically grown Texas rice (which is local to the Texas Sake Company, if not to you). Sake is often called a rice wine, although it is brewed more like a beer, rather than fermented like a wine. The founder of the Texas Sake Company , Yoed Anis, wanted to see if he could make sake from Texas rice. Using traditional brewing techniques (not those new-fangled, industrial processes that so many brewers today are using), he found out that he could make sake from Texas rice. A Brief History of Rice in Texas The coastal area of Texas is wet, rainy, and, in some places, quite swampy. Rice is a good crop for those areas and the organic farming of rice keeps the bayous clean and lively with animals. In the early 1900s, a Japanese delegation came to Texas and felt there w...

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