“ Sake-world.com is all about sake, and has been created by John Gauntner, the leading non-Japanese authority on sake in the world. 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. He is also a Sake Samurai, founder and president of the Sake Education Council, and known as “The Sake Evangelist.” Learn more about John here.

What you will find here  This site contains all you need to know about sake: what it is, how it is made, what to drink and more. Peruse it at your leisure, and enjoy it! By all means, check out the free download on the “least you need to know,” John Gauntner’s sake blog, the free Sake World email newsletter, and the latest information on upcoming sake courses. That, and the handful of sake related e-books combine to provide the most comprehensive sake site in existence. No sake stone remains left unturned! Enjoy!

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Sake Professional Course in Las Vegas, June 1-3


Sake Professional CourseThe next Sake Professional Course will take place Monday June 1 to Wednesday June 3, at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is, quite simply, the most thorough sake education available today. “No sake stone remains left unturned.” Learn more here .


Sake Today

The World’s 1st English Language Sake Magazine – Issue #4 is Available Now!

saketodayNEW! Subscriptions are now being accepted! Subscribe now and have future issues delivered to your home! The second issue is now available. It is 64 pages of sake information, replete with beautiful photography and content found nowhere else. It is the world’s first and only English-language sake magazine. Orders your and subscribe here.

Sake Confidential 
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Sake Confidential: A Beyond-the-Basics Guide to Understanding, Tasting, Selection, and Enjoyment by John Gauntner. Take your sake experience beyond the basics to the more interesting realms of sake appreciation with this easy-to-enjoy guide. Learn more and buy your copy here !



iPhone user? Get a Grip on those Pesky Sake Terms! The Sake DictionaryThe only audio-enhanced sake app for the iPhone! The Sake Dictionary app for the iPhone is now enhanced with audio, to help you pronounce the terms you learn, and is currently priced at only 99 cents! Check out The Sake Dictionary on iTunes today. Learn more here.


February 14, 2015

The Sake Professional Course in Las Vegas has just been confirmed! Learn more here  about the best single sake education event on the planet. Send me an email if you are interested in attending! Also, check out my various ebooks available across several platforms! Whatever e-format you choose, Sake’s Hidden Stories and The Sake Notebook are available to you! Finally, my latest books, Sake Confidential, is now available! Learn more here.

All material herein Copyright © John Gauntner 2014