Japan’s national drink is becoming as chic as wine and, globally, brewing a sensational revival story

“Wine is 70 per cent grape and 30 per cent skill. Sake is 70 per cent skill and 30 per cent rice,” says Tokubee Masuda, chief executive officer of the Tsukino Katsura brewery, putting an end to the wine versus Sake debate at our table. Masuda can speak with authority as this master Sake brewer is the 14th generation president of the Kyoto-based brewery that dates back to 1645. Apparently, there ar...