The Sake Handbook

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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...

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Overview

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

This sake book features:

  • 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 Japanese wine brands
  • Lists specialty retailers in the United States and elsewhere
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"The best currently available sake guidebook in English is The Sake Handbook by John Gauntner, an American living in Japan."—San Francisco Chronicle
From the Publisher
"The best currently available sake guidebook in English is "The Sake Handbook" by John Gauntner, an American living in Japan. "—San Francisco Chronicle
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804834254
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/28/2002
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 387,532
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the 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, the first year it was awarded. He has published five books on sake.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 7
1 How Sake Is Made 11
The Sake-Making Process 22
Making Different Types of Sake 23
2 Types of Sake, Nomenclature, and Terminology 25
3 Ginjoshu: Its Charms, Joys, and Production 41
4 Statistics and What They Really Mean 47
5 Sake Tasting 63
6 The People of the Sake-Brewing World 81
7 Recommended Nihonshu Selections 93
8 On Collecting Sake Labels 201
9 Sake Pubs and Retailers of Good Sake 207
Glossary 243
Index 247
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  • Posted October 29, 2008

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    THE one sake book to buy

    This is a fantastic overview of sake. John Gaunter IS the sake guy. If you read this book, you'll know just about everything you need to know to get you started.

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