I had the chance to preview a documentary, The Birth of Saké, that will be screening at the Seattle International Film Festival on May 27th and 28th. It’s a film about harmony, when it comes to the making and makers of saké. You’ll learn a lot concerning the rigors of making saké traditionally, by hand, and how the demanding brewing schedule affects the lives of those producing it.
The Birth of Saké
Watch the preview, and definitely keep an eye out for it screening at a film festival in your neck of the woods.
The Birth of Saké official trailer from erik shirai on Vimeo.
Full review pending theatrical release. In the meantime, more on drinks-related documentaries:
Red Obsession An Interview with Producer/Co-Director/Co-Writer Warwick Ross about China and Bordeaux
SOMM: A Podcast with Writer/Director Jason Wise
Leading Between the Vines: German Riesling