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The Sake World Blog

Sake Confidential - and other sake books

Sake Confidential: A Beyond-the-Basics Guide to Understanding, Tasting, Selection, and Enjoyment - learn more and get your copy here.

Sake Today

The World’s 1st English Language Sake Magazine – The most recent issue is Available Now! saketodayNEW! Subscriptions are now being accepted! Subscribe now and have future issues delivered to your home! The most recent 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.

Free Download and Free Newsletter

Get your copy of “The Least You Need To Know About Sake,” and enable yourself to go out now, tonight, and confidently select a sake that will be enjoyable to you. There is no faster introduction to good sake than tasting, & there is no faster way to make it accessible than this free download.

Sake Professional Course in New York City, December 7-9, 2015

Learn more about John Gauntner's Sake Professional Course, with Sake Education Council -backed Certified Sake Professional testing!

What you will find on this site

All you need to know about sake

This site contains all you need to know about sake: what it is, how it is made, what to drink and more. Peruse he most comprehensive sake site in existence at your leisure. No sake stone remains left unturned! Enjoy!

Sake Professional Courses

The Sake Professional Course is an in-depth, thorough educational course that takes place over three days when held outside of Japan, and five days when held inside Japan (as there are two full days of sake brewery visits). The two mottos of the course are (1) “No sake stone remains left unturned,” and (2) “Exceed Expectations".

Online Store

Check out Sake World's store of downloadable e-books, physical books, slideshows, apps, free offers and more.

Free sake newsletter & download

Sake World offers a free monthly sake newsletter and a free download, "The Least You Need to Know About Sake". Sign up and get yours here.
iPhone user? Get a Grip on those Pesky Sake Terms! The Sake Dictionary; the 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.
The next Sake Professional Course has been officially announced, in Florida, August 17 to 19. See the announcement under the Sake Professional Course tab above.