Sake Handbook, The

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Tuttle Publishing, Nov 15, 2002 - Cooking - 247 pages
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The Sake Handbook is a compact guide to the history, brewing, and distinctive flavors of sake. Just what are jizake, namazake and ginjoshu? The Sake Handbook answers all these questions and many more about sake, and will help you enjoy Japan's national beverage in style.
  • This new edition has been completely revised and updated
  • Gives you all the information you need in an handy, portable format
  • Offers a detailed explanation of the sake brewing process
  • Reviews over a hundred sake brands, with illustrations of their labels for easy identification
  • Profiles over 50 Japanese izakaya or pub-style restaurants in Tokyo and the surrounding environs
  • Lists specialty shops in Japan where you can purchase hard–to–find sake brands
  • Lists specialty retailers in the United States and elsewhere
  

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User Review  - Daniel Simmons - Goodreads

A zippy and informative read. For me, the most useful section was his wide-ranging list of recommended sake brands -- a boon to people like me who are often in the dark when staring at the ... Read full review

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Contents

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About the author (2002)

John Gauntner is recognized as the world's leading non-Japanese sake expert. A longtime Japan resident, he is well known among sake brewers and others within the sake industry. He wrote the Nihonshu Column in the Japan Times for many years before writing a weekly column on sake in Japanese for the Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan's and the world's most widely distributed Japanese newspaper. In 2006, John received the Sake Samurai award, the first year it was awarded. He has published five books on sake.

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