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Anatomy of Sake

Three Sequoia sakes in a row | Still from "The Migrant Kitchen" season 3
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Like wine, sake is full of variety, nuance and history. Though it is solidly related to Japanese culture, its growing popularity outside its usual borders have inspired passionate craftsmen all over the world to try their hand at brewing their own sake. Learn more about sake by clicking around below.

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Learn more about sake on "<a data-cke-saved-href="https://www.kcet.org/shows/the-migrant-kitchen" href="https://www.kcet.org/shows/the-migrant-kitchen" target="_blank">The Migrant Kitchen</a>" S3 E2: Sequoia Sake. Watch now.
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