Tasting the true spirit of Japan

Sake, the Japanese rice wine, offers a new landscape for wine lovers to explore

19th November, 2017
Making sake is an intricate and careful processGetty

The toast of New York’s TriBeCa Film Festival in 2015 was Eric Shirai’s The Birth of Sake, a documentary that acted as a love poem to the Japanese cultural artefact that is sake rice wine.

Since then, the upswing in its fashionability has been rather like the avalanche of attention for pinot noir that followed the Oscar-winning film Sideways.However, we in Ireland, through the likes of Dylan McGrath and Taste, his small...

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