Seduced by Sake: From Rice to Sake
Making quality sake requires a mix of agriculture, technology and tradition—sound familiar?
When autumn arrives in Japan, the workers at most sake breweries gather at a small Shinto shrine to say a prayer before beginning the season's work. On one corner of the kura, they hang a ball of cedar leaves, a signal to the outside world that sake is being made within.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands March 15, 2007.