Sake Books

The Sake Handbook

Sake Handbook

The Sake Handbook

by John Gauntner

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.

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Sake Confidential

Sake Confidential

by John Gauntner

A beyond the Basics guide to understanding, tasting, selection and enjoyment.

Sake Confidential is the perfect FAQ for beginners, experts, and sommeliers. Indexed for easy reference with suggested brands and label photos. Includes:

  • Sake Secrets: junmai vs. non-junmai, namazake, aging, dry vs. sweet, ginjo, warm vs. chilled, nigori, water, yeast, rice, regionality
  • How the Industry Really Works: pricing, contests, distribution, glassware, milling, food pairing
  • The Brewer’s Art Revealed: koji-making, brewers’ guilds, grading

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Sake's Hidden Stories

Sake’s Hidden Stories

by John Gauntner

The Personalities, Philosophies, and Tricks of the Trade Behind the Brew

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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SAKE

SAKE

by Elliot Faber & Hayato Hishinuma

The History, Stories and Craft of Japan’s Artisanal Breweries

SAKE: The History, Stories and Craft of Japan’s Artisanal Breweries is a compendium of the most important generational sake breweries in Japan, featuring profiles of and interviews with the passionate families who run these operations, along with luxurious photography of the small batch processes, landscape and people involved. The 75 profiles include 60 sake breweries, 10 shochu distilleries and 5 awamori distilleries from Okinawa all the way to Hokkaido for geographic and stylistic diversity.

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