Sake Revolution’s Reviews and Ratings

Kanpai from Hong Kong!

I am enjoying your podcast from Hong Kong. I have nothing but high expectations for the sake market and industry in North America!
July 13, 2023

Late to the Party

These podcasts are excellent and on point! As someone living and working in the sake industry in Japan, I’m impressed with the depth and accuracy of the current sake trends/info being broadcast from abroad. Well done! I can’t believe it took me this long to discover….better late than never.
Craft Sake Shoten
February 7, 2023

…resources for my continued sake education.

My favorite? The Sake Revolution podcast hosted by John Puma and Timothy Sullivan. I listen to it daily and sometimes the same episode on repeat. John and Timothy take what could be an intimidating subject and make it super casual and fun for fellow sake nerds. If you want to learn more about nihonshu, I highly suggest you tune in and look into their individual projects @urbansake and @thesakenotes.

October 17, 2022

Demystifying Sake the Fun Way

I’m not a huge podcast fan but I love Sake Revolution. Sake is mysterious; Timothy and John are on a mission to lower the bar to entry for all of us. What is it? How do I drink it? What should I drink it from? What does it taste like? These are questions they answer and more. With guest interviews and deep dives into products this is a fun way to learn about sake. Build your appreciation of sake and enjoy the sound of sake being poured into a glass.
Russell King
May 28, 2022

Great contents, comfortable & friendly voices, clear utterance.

Loving every episode. Thanks ~
puripuripuri ruri
May 5, 2022

Well Done!

I learned of this great podcast after they had already done over 80 episodes, so I’m trying to catch up. I love learning about sake and these guys are real sake evangelists. I’ve listened to 38 episodes, starting with no. 1, and I can say that Timothy Sullivan and John Puma are doing a great job. They are knowledgeable and entertaining and have a good rapport. Their guests have been interesting and engaging, especially John’s wife. I especially like the Sake Education Corner (wish they would spend more time in that corner) and the educational information they provide as they discuss some of the sakes they taste. I also love hearing about Japan. I have been there many times and miss it. Keep up the good work. Arigato and Kanpai!
JohnHornick Chef's Apprentice
March 3, 2022

I love this podcast!

The chemistry between Timothy and John is amazing. It’s always great to hear about various sake I haven’t tried yet and learn something new about this amazing drink. They present a lot of interesting info in a very casual and engaging manner. Timothy’s knowledge of the subject is vast. I’ve got a feeling that John pretends a bit about how little he knows about sake. But it works very well! Like Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson in a way. So Sake Revolution is always great fun to listen to. Kampai!
July 1, 2021

A great sake podcast for beginners and experts

Thank you Timothy and John for making my train rides to work much more enjoyable. Your show is always teaching me something new about Sake.
July 1, 2021

Great sake podcast!! Highly recommend

I work at Sake bistro in West Hollywood and I have to study a lot about sake in order to explain to customers. Tim and Jihn brake it down and it’s really easy to understand about Sake. Very informative and easy to listen to it. Thank you so much for all of the information! I would love to listen to interview by Toji in Japanese too if there is any chance!
June 13, 2021

Informative and fun

Thank you both for your continued commitment to these podcasts. I have greatly enjoyed each session and love the way episodes are both educational but also entertaining, the human element you add is endearing and very humble. Appreciate a lot of planning and editing goes into this. Keep this going!
Will Jarvis
May 16, 2021

A Great Podcast for People in or outside of Japan too!

Being in Japan I feel like I have an unfair advantage —or responsibility— to go out and try many of the sakes introduced in this podcast and it’s absolutely enhancing the local food culture experience! The hosts Timothy and John have great banter together and the topics covered, like debunking myths of nigori sake, are always super interesting and informative. I’m excited to hear more from you guys as I venture further into the world of Japanese sake, so keep up the great work!!
The best jelly game ever
April 15, 2021

Great podcast for sake lovers

I’ve learned lot of things from your podcast. Can’t wait to listen all the past episodes that I missed. Thank you so much guys
April 11, 2021

Congratulations on 50 podcasts!!

Great work Puma and Tim! The podcast is very well done. Easy to listen too, informative and interesting. Thank you for your hard work at making these episodes. It’s a great reminder that the best way to learn about saké is to drink it. You should have a contest to see if anyone can name a brewery that Tim has not been to.
April 9, 2021

Great info

It’s a pleasure listening to these guys. For an American, I already know a fair amount about sake, but this show fills in the gaps in my knowledge. It’s great to know there are other people as excited as about sake as me!
February 16, 2021

Diamond in the Rough

Anybody and their brother can start a podcast these days and they often do. But the results are not always as interesting or meaningful as their creators intend. Sake Revolution is far from such a haphazard venture. Timothy Sullivan, of and Hakkaisan brings the sake knowledge and expertise and John Puma, of brings the enthusiasm and the color to this entertaining and informative partnership! Lots of conversations about sake can get bogged down in sake jargon and obscure technical terms, but Tim and John keep the conversation fresh, interesting, insightful and most of all, insightful. Recommended for sake newbies and connoisseurs alike!
Domenic Alonge
February 15, 2021

Sake Bootcamp

Plenty of very practical information on sake production, culture and enjoyment. I especially enjoy the episodes on regional sake.

February 3, 2021

Like Sake? Want to learn about sake? Start here!

A fantastically done and very fun podcast about sake. Check it out!

Relentless Prosperity
February 2, 2021

Calming presence for me

I listen to this to feel like I have company during this pandemic when we all are feeling a bit cabin fever-ish. Each episode is a delightful encounter about the Japanese national beverage, Sake. I love sake, and I love listening to this. Thank you!

Sasa Miyagi
January 9, 2021

Fun-Sized Elegant Tours through the Intricacies of Sake

The Expert & The Enthusiast – Tim Sullivan & John Puma explain the Terminology of Sake without losing the Excitement of Sake.
Tim Sullivan explains Sake techniques with clarity and poise, while John Puma restates the lesson for the ears of everyday drinkers. Start with the first episode and follow along episodically to build your personal Sake vocabulary. Enjoy, imbibe, and feel confident drinking more Sake!

November 15, 2020

Mouth watering journey through sake

Recently found this podcast and love it – easy and informative listening about sake. The hosts describe their experiences traveling to various prefectures, breweries, izakayas etc in Japan, which has been lovely in these times. They taste 2 or so bottles an episode which always leaves me aching to drink whatever they are having. Eagerly awaiting every episode!

November 9, 2020

All things sake! A must-listen!

So glad I found this gem of a podcast. Informative episodes on sake and various aspects of Japanese culture. A breath of fresh air when traveling to other places and tastebuds is not accessible right now. Definitely give this show a listen—kanpai!

October 12, 2020

Wholesome and Educational

These two guys have been real fun to listen to! Insightful yet light hearted, the experiences they share are both informational and candid, and never fail to reignite that excitement sake can offer!
August 9, 2020

…Very Informative

Sake Revolution podcast is very informative, and their conversation is very relaxing to listen to. Every time they pour sake into a glass, the sound makes my mouth watering.

August 1, 2020

Great podcast for sake lovers!

I really enjoy this podcast! It’s great for both beginners and more advanced sake lovers.
July 30, 2020

…It’s so much fun!

They manage to explain the essential information about sake (making) without being technical. Great humor of both hosts, too! The episode usually starts with a sake education corner that eventually ended at the tasting foyer, where each of them discuss the bottle sake they bring in for that specific episode. Definitely a 30-minutes well-spent each time!

July 21, 2020

What a delightful podcast!

I have recently begun listening to this podcast, which is so fun and informative. The hosts are charming even when they’re cheesy. Sake fans, no matter where you are on your sake journey, from beginner to otaku, you will learn something.
July 20, 2020


PERFECT TO LEARN AND MASTER THE SKILLS OF SAKES!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!! Been going through them all and really enjoying the seperared episodes covering all there is to know about sakes! The two host are really nice, great comments on different aspects and their personnal experiences. They really make it easy to learn and the approach is clear and simple! Great work, keep it up I’ll definitely follow and listen to them all!
June 20, 2020

Informative and entertaining!

Great informative and entertaining podcast about sake! I like the mix of education and talking about a particular sake. This podcast is best consumed while drinking sake!
May 22, 2020

Makes sake easy to understand!

Great podcast guys!
Chauncey Bogart
May 2, 2020

Spreading the gospel of sake to the US

Digestible episodes and thirst-quenching answers. What I enjoy about Sake Revolution is the easy-to-follow format of each episode. John and Tim provide a good amount of information for no longer than 30 minutes, making the podcast easy to listen to. Each episode features a different aspect of the sake industry, such as ingredients and the unique nature of junmai sake. An episode I particularly enjoyed goes into depth about brewer’s alcohol and why it’s added to certain types of nihonshu.

Jamie Ryder
May 2, 2020

Fantastic Personalities

Can’t believe they set up a podcast to share their knowledge with the rest of us!
April 26, 2020

Sake revolution has started!

Great podcast to learn about sake, it’s fun and easy to listen. Ganbare!
April 23, 2020