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


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    The Coming War on China

    The Coming War on China

    Journalist John Pilger on how the world's greatest military power, the US, may well be on the road to war with China.