Episode-102: Discovering Yamaguchi Sake with Jim Rion

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Books dedicated entirely to specific sake-producing regions have for all intents and purposes been non-existent in the English language; at least, until now.

Enter, Discovering Yamaguchi Sake: A Taster’s Guide to Breweries, Culture, and Terrain, the recently released publication from Stone Bridge Press written by long-time Yamaguchi-resident, sake specialist, and fellow podcaster, Jim Rion.

Sake long being in need of a tome dedicated to exploring the regional characteristics of a unique sake brewing region, Jim’s hard work and dedication to the industry and to his relationships nurtured over many years with the breweries of Yamaguchi Prefecture make Discovering Yamaguchi Sake a long-awaited and much-needed contribution to the dialogue surrounding sake and its regionality. Making equal real estate for the region’s movers-and-shakers alongside the less well-known or more obscure breweries and labels does the region and the topic a great service, making the book a fantastic balanced representation of the region and a highly recommended addition to anyone’s sake library.

If you’ve managed to pick up a copy of Discovering Yamaguchi Sake, please do share with us @sakeonair, and be sure to follow along with us  and @jim_and_jizake on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook. Don’t hesitate to also share any other sake or shochu-related thoughts or questions with the hosts at questions@sakeonair.com and rate us on the podcast service of your choice while you’re at it.

We’ll be back very soon with plenty more Sake On Air before you know it.
Until then, kampai!

Sake On Air is made possible with the generous support of the Japan Sake & Shochu Makers Association and is broadcast from the Japan Sake & Shochu Information Center in Tokyo. The show is brought to you by Potts.K Productions with audio production by Frank Walter. Our theme, “Younger Today Than Tomorrow” was composed by forSomethingNew for Sake On Air.