The Sake Handbook is the foremost 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 wine, and will help you enjoy Japan's national beverage in style.
Author 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. He has published five books on sake including Sake Confidential
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A well-written and informational book on sake. It goes briefly through the brewing process, different types of sake, and the different flavors. It is very easy and enjoyable to read, so especially ... Read full review
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