The Sake Companion: A Connoisseur's Guide

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Running Press, Dec 20, 2000 - Cooking - 240 pages
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Written by a leading expert on the subject of the fermented Japanese rice beverage that has exploded in popularity in the United States, this connoisseur's guide provides a fascinating look at the drink's cultural history, plus sections on the venerable craft of making sakÚ, an up-to-date alphabetical directory of more than 100 Japanese and American sakÚs, ratings, tasting notes, full-color pictures of labels, and a complete listing of breweries. John Gauntner lives in Japan and publishes the newsletter SakÚ World.

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History & traditions of Sake. Shows labels, province of origin, analysis of both Japanese & American sakes. Even if we never see some of these labels, it's nice art. Read full review

About the author (2000)

Known as "The SakÚ Guy," John Gauntner is a leading authority on Japanese sakÚ. He writes a semi-monthly column on sakÚ for The Japan Times , as well as a free newsletter, and an informative English-language sakÚ webpage, www.sakÚ-world.com. He is the author of The SakÚ Handbook and co-author of SakÚ: Pure and Simple.

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