Interesting article by one of the worlds most famous sake professionals
John gonna is known as the most knowledgeable western person in the knowledge of sink. He has lived in Japan approximately 30 years and has written a number of books and hundreds of articles about sake. We encountered this article about sake, general information there is much of in this article, for instance premium sake will cost a lot more because the rice that is used is offered 2 to 3 times more expensive.
So if you are interested in sake please read it. He discusses things like rice quality, semaibuai (milling ratio of rice), kanji packaging and the old versus the new sakes and where he sees sake is now.
Enjoy. And if you want to taste more sake then please make plans to visit us at our sake matsuri (festival) in Perth in November.