7 Things You Need To Know About Japanese Wines SAKE!
Whether you like drinking Japanese sake or not, give a look at this post. From "What is Japanese sake?" to "How is it compared to wines?", This post will answer most of the general questions related to Japanese sake. Check out this article to clarify a few things about Japanese SAKE!!
Q1: What is Sake...?
In order to make a good-quality Japanese sake, you need a clean good water source, rice, koji mold, and some yeast to ferment. Made in brewers in many places around Japan, the only clear upper part of the whole resulting substance is bottled as "nihonshu". Generally, Japanese sake has an alcohol content of around 15 percent and sometimes even as high as 17 percent.
Q2: Why do Japanese drink Sake?
Even nowadays, brewers are located in areas where rice is known for its good quality. To mention a few, Niigata, Fukui, and Aomori are famous for both rice and Japanese sake.
Since Japanese people were familiar with eating rice, they started to drink some alcohols made from rice.
Q3: What is the best sake brand?
Dassai(獺祭), a sake brand originally made in Yamaguchi is always one of the top-ranked sake brands in Japan. Its characteristics are its slight sweetness and fruitiness. Its alcohol rate is about 16 percent. You can buy it online or at liquor shops around 5,000 yen for 1.8L.
Click the link below to know about the top 10 most popular brands of Japanese sake.
Q4: Can sake be used for cooking?
Q5: Is sake good for your health?
So the conclusion is, drink it in moderation and Japanese sake will benefit you a lot!
Q6: How do you drink sake?
There are basically two different ways to enjoy your sake: Hiya and Atsukan. Hiya means cold style and you refrigerate not only the sake but also the tokkuri and the ochoko. On the other hand, atuskan is a heated style, for which you heat the sake in a pan with hot water after pouring the sake into a tokkuri.
What is most interesting about Japanese sake is that its taste and smell, almost everything changes with the style you enjoy.
Q7: How is sake compared to wine?
Compared to wine, which normally has an alcohol content of around 12-14%, Japanese sake has an alcohol content of around 15-17%, which is little higher than wines.
Japanese sake has about 134 calories per 100 grams and wine has about 83 calories per 100 grams, which makes sake a product you should be careful drinking if you are dieting!
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