Japan's youngest sake connoisseur | News | Al Jazeera

Japan's youngest sake connoisseur

10-year-old girl becomes expert on traditional rice wine without ever having tasted a drop.

    A 10-year old-girl has become Japan's youngest expert on sake despite being far too young to drink the famous rice wine.

    Akane Niikura passed the Sake Service Institute of Japan's test after earning her expertise on the ancient Japanese tradition solely through her sense of smell rather than palate.

    Rory Challands reports on how the "prodigy" can now advise others on which types of sake complement certain foods.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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