The Sake Handbook

The Sake Handbook

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by John Gauntner
     
 

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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

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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 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

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781462901548
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
12/20/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
655,919
File size:
8 MB

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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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Sake Handbook 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
SakeGuy More than 1 year ago
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.