• 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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    Read articles from sake industry luminaries like Haruo Matsuzaki and Chieko Fujita, as well as pottery specialist Rob Yellin, and the other usual suspects of the sake world. There is something in Sake Today for any fan of sake.

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    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 23, 2014

    The next Sake Professional Course will be held in Chicago in August.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!

    Also, learn more about SPC Level II here
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