Craft sake is latest trend brewing in U.S.

Kittery, Maine • First came boutique wineries. Then microbreweries and craft distilleries. Now Japanese sake aficionados are hoping to transform the so-called “rice wine” into the next artisan alcohol-of-the-moment in the U.S. Dan Ford, whose Maine-made sake is just hitting the market, has bet his retirement savings that consumers will be sold on his premium sake once they give it a try. “We see it as a market that’s untapped,” said Ford, who developed a taste for sake while working in Japan, th...

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