What knowledge do you have about Japanese alcohol? Japanese rice wine is called sake and is literally made from rice.Do you know the taste of sake? Sake is the same brewed sake as wine, but the taste is not very similar. I really want you to know the deliciousness of sake. After reading this article, you will definitely want to try it.
The origin of sake is thought to be about 2000 years ago. Around that time, the technology of rice cultivation was first introduced to Japan from the continent. It is believed that sake was made using that rice. According to the oldest record, the shrine maiden chewed rice and fermented it with yeast. It was dedicated to God.Sake spread all over Japan along with rice and developed in various places.In Japan, we drink alcohol at sacred ceremonies and events. Sake has made a unique development in Japan.
Sake can be broadly divided into 4 flavors. The classification is divided into the aroma axis and the taste axis. When the aroma is strong, it has a fruity aroma. Also, if the taste is strong, it feels sweet. Sake, which has a light taste and a high aroma, is easy to drink and is popular with women. Maybe you know a sake called ”Dassai”. It is a popular sake in Europe and was served at the summit. This also has a light taste and a high aroma. It is one of the pleasures to find your favorite taste based on these two axes.
3. Famous production area
There are places in Japan where sake is especially popular. It’s Hyogo, Niigata and Kyoto. If you want to enjoy good sake, I recommend you to go to these places. I especially recommend Niigata. This city consumes the most sake in Japan. That’s why there are a lot of good sake there. In addition, the production volume is also top class in Japan. It ’s a sake paradise. There will be sake that is very suitable for the salty dishes served in the area. Why don’t you visit once? The map below shows the location of Niigata. If you are interested, please do.
4. Recommended brands
This is a sake from Niigata. It is less aroma and a light taste. So it meet salty food. In Japanese food, it goes well with grilled fish and sashimi. Hakkaisan is one of the most famous sakes.
This is the sake that has already been mentioned. It is a popular sake in Europe. A sake with a sweet aroma and a refreshing aftertaste. It is recommended because it does not have the unique smell of sake.
This is one of my favorite sake brand. Ichinokura have a lot of type of sake. You will surely find your favorite in this brand. Please try it once.
This time I introduced only a small part of sake. So I would like you to try various types.If you like alcohol, you can enjoy it.