Introducing sake expert Arline Lyons

Today I am pleased to introduce’s third contributor, Arline Lyons.

Based in Zurich, Switzerland, Arline is a professional translator and the founder of She holds a trio of sake certifications: Wine and Spirits Educational Trust (WSET) Level 3 Award in Sake, Sake Service Institute‘s International Kikizake-shi, and Sake Educational Council‘s Certified Sake Professional.

Arline’s site struck a chord for me as it offers news and resources entirely in English about Japan’s national drink: sake. While sake is enjoying a growing international profile, the category has unfortunately been quite under-represented here at Arline has graciously agreed to create a five-part series of posts introducing’s readers to sake. Thanks to Arline’s technical expertise, and true to’s house style, the guides will go deep and wide into things like sake’s legal classifications in Japan, the medieval methods of making sake, and recent trends both inside and outside of Japan.

With that, please get to reading the first part of the series now!

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