The Sake Handbook [NOOK Book]

Overview


A compact guidebook to Japan's national beverage, The Sake Handbook is the perfect introduction to the history, brewing, and merits of a variety of sake. Gauntner gives readers all the information they need to become sake experts. Now revised with updated sake recommendations and pubs, this book includes a detailed explanation of the sake brewing process and profiles of over fifty Japanese izakaya (sake pubs) in Tokyo. There are also reviews of over one hundred sake brands, sake labels for easy identification ...
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Overview


A compact guidebook to Japan's national beverage, The Sake Handbook is the perfect introduction to the history, brewing, and merits of a variety of sake. Gauntner gives readers all the information they need to become sake experts. Now revised with updated sake recommendations and pubs, this book includes a detailed explanation of the sake brewing process and profiles of over fifty Japanese izakaya (sake pubs) in Tokyo. There are also reviews of over one hundred sake brands, sake labels for easy identification and a list of specialty liquor shops throughout Japan, with addresses and phone numbers, where readers can purchase hard-to-find sake brands.
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Editorial Reviews

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781462901548
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/20/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 651,706
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author


John Gauntner is a leading authority on Japanese sake. He writes a semi-monthly column on sake for The Japan Times and publishes Sake World, a newsletter on all things related to sake. He currently resides in Tokyo, where he spends his spare time searching for that special izakaya.
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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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