The Sake Handbook
by John Gauntner
Published by Charles E. Tuttle
List price $10.95
Paperback - 254 pages
(inches): 0.58 x 7.19 x 4.50
The Sake Handbook is a compact guidebook to Japan's national beverage. It is the perfect introduction to the history, brewing, and
merits of various types of sake. Just what is jizake, namazake or ginjoshu? The Sake Handbook answers these and many other questions about sake, and will help you find your way
to some of Japan's most memorable sake establishments.
- Gives all the information you need to become a sake expert in a handy, portable format.
- Offers a detailed explanation of the sake brewing process.
- Reviews over one hundred brands, their labels included for easy identification.
- Profiles over fifty Japanese izakaya, or pubstyle restaurants in Tokyo and environs that specialize in sake, including maps.
- Lists specialty liquor shops throughout Japan, with addresses and phone numbers, where you can purchase hard-to-find sake brands. This comprehensive
guide to sake includes an A-Z directory of Japanese and American sake with ratings and tasting notes for more than 130 sake varieties. Also included is a directory profiling major
Japanese and American breweries, as well as a primer on sake terminology, an explanation of the sake brewing process, and a history of the role of sake in Japanese culture.
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Book Review from Forest Grove, Oregon, March 29, 1998: Best up to date book on sake available! As
president of a premium sake brewery in Oregon, I can attest that John's book is the best up to date book on sake available. If you are interested in
knowing more about sake, then this is the current bible.