A compact guidebook to Japan's national beverage, The Sake Handbook
is the perfect introduction to the history, brewing, and merits of a variety of sake. Gauntner gives readers all the information they need to become sake experts. Now revised with updated sake recommendations and pubs, this book includes a detailed explanation of the sake brewing process and profiles of over fifty Japanese izakaya (sake pubs) in Tokyo. There are also reviews of over one hundred sake brands, sake labels for easy identification and a list of specialty liquor shops throughout Japan, with addresses and phone numbers, where readers can purchase hard-to-find sake brands.