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Sake's Hidden Stories - The Personalities, Philosophies, and Tricks of the Trade Behind the Brew
     

Sake's Hidden Stories - The Personalities, Philosophies, and Tricks of the Trade Behind the Brew

by John Gauntner
 
Sake's Hidden Stories will give you a view to what goes on in the sake industry behind the brew we all love so much. The book goes into stories much deeper than the information we most commonly encounter; way beyond simply what ginjo-shu is, what junmai-shu is, or what the role of koji is. You will learn about the personalities behind the sake.

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Overview

Sake's Hidden Stories will give you a view to what goes on in the sake industry behind the brew we all love so much. The book goes into stories much deeper than the information we most commonly encounter; way beyond simply what ginjo-shu is, what junmai-shu is, or what the role of koji is. You will learn about the personalities behind the sake.

This is something that has not been written about in any book on sake in English. You will meet more than a dozen brewers, and encounter their personalities. You'll see what makes them tick, what drives them in their work, and how their histories and idiosyncrasies affect the sake they brew.

Editorial Reviews

Richard Auffrey
There are not many current books on Saké, maybe less than a dozen, available in English. There is little though about the stories and personalities behind Saké, about the Toji (the master brewers) and Kura (breweries). Until now.

I thought this was fascinating, a compelling book with so many interesting stories. It fills a gap in the existing books about Saké and I strongly recommend it.

If you love good stories, then check out this book. If you want to kn
Melinda Joe
Part of what attracted me to sake was the spirit and enthusiasm of the folks who make it. However, much of the sake literature out there – at least in English – focuses mainly on the products themselves. It’s refreshing to finally find a book that introduces the people behind the brand.

These kinds of delightful details make Sake’s Hidden Stories a lot of fun to read, and you’ll definitely feel like an insider by the end of the book.
Tim Sullivan
This ebook was a great read and if your interested in learning more, not only about sake, but also about the people who make it, you’ll enjoy it too.

Topics in the book range from brewing technology to sake traditions; from sake rice to toji temperament and so much more. Every story has a unique spin. I also wanted to mention that John includes some great pictures, too. They really bring the vignettes to life! If you want to buy John Gaunter’s Sake’s Hidden Stories

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014455596
Publisher:
Sake World, Inc.
Publication date:
05/16/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
436,285
File size:
4 MB

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 as the window to making sake popular outside of Japan.

John is the only non-Japanese certified Master of Sake Tasting in the world, and has also achieved the very difficult Sake Expert Assessor certification from Japan's National Research Institute of Brewing. No other non-Japanese in the world has both of these certifications. Learn more about them here.

John also received the Sake Samurai award in 2006, the first year it was awarded. He has educated hundreds of sake professionals through his Sake Professional Courses, and has written five books and hundreds of articles on sake

Known as "The Sake Guy," John has been quoted and/or mentioned in sake related articles in countless publications including The New York Times, Newsweek, Forbes, Business Week, and Rolling Stone. He has spoken at Harvard, Yale, and Columbia Universities, Wharton School of Business, and countless other venues across the US and Japan.

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