Basic of Japanese sake

For first-time sake drinkers

For a sake beginner, here's a summary of some of Japanese sake’s flavors and characteristics!
Let’s deepen our understanding of Japanese sake by comparing it to other alcoholic beverages!

Japanese sake, one of the brewed beverages

Compare Japanese sake with other alcoholic beverages such as wine and beer in terms of ingredients and flavor.

  • Japanese sake

    Japanese sake

    Ingredients

    Rice, rice koji, water

    Alcohol

    Around 15%

    Flavors

    It has a full aroma and rich rice flavor.
    This sake is good for drinking with meals and goes well with a wide range of dishes, including fish and meat.

  • Wine

    Wine

    Ingredients

    Grape

    Alcohol

    10~15%

    Flavors

    It has a wide range of aromas and flavors, such as white, red, rose, and sparkling wines. And like Japanese sake, it can be selected for compatibility with foods.

    The difference between wine

  • Beer

    Beer

    Ingredients

    Barley, hops, water

    Alcohol

    3~9%

    Flavors

    The aroma of hops and mild foam created when serving can be enjoyed.

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Let’s deepen our understanding of Japanese sake by comparing it to other alcoholic beverages!