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Sake, often spelled saké in English, is a Japanese rice wine made by fermenting rice that has been polished to remove the bran. Unlike wine, in which alcohol (ethanol) is produced by fermenting sugar that is naturally present in grapes, sake is produced by a brewing process more like that of beer, where the starch is converted into sugars before being converted to alcohol.

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How does the water source affect the flavor of the sake?

There are many different types of sake, each having own unique flavor profile and characteristics. Some types of sake are: Junmai-shu: This is a type of sake made with only rice, water, yeast, and ...
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Can I sell Premium Hakururi sake from 1953?

I found this in my parents basement. I can’t imagine the premium sake is any good but the bottle is beautiful.
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What to do with 50 (?) years old sake?

I found a bottle of sake in my grandfathers basement. As there are no Latin characters indicating the age of the bottle (and I don't speak Japanese), I used google Translator and found the following ...
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Why is not sake freezing in the freezer but on the air after serving?

I found interesting video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFSWTHhVdqE, with pouring sake that freezes in the glass at room temperature. How is it possible? Why it is not possible to make ice crystals ...
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How long does an open bottle of Sake last?

I received a very large bottle of Sake, but have not opened it because I am sure I can't drink it all quickly. Once I open it how long can I expect it to last, and what's the best way to keep it good ...
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Is a bottle of Sake that was open for roughly two years safe to drink?

I have an already opened bottle of sake in my possession that I'd like to drink. I opened it roughly two years ago, it was sealed with a simple screw-cap and stored at room temperature. Due to its ...
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Is sake a wine, beer or spirit drink?

Sake is commonly known as "wine rice". But the process of obtaining sake is more similar to the beer one, according to Wikipedia. And its alcohol content is closer to a spirit drink. Why is called ...
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Is there any documentation on the origins of the Sake Bomb?

Is there any confirmed documentation on the origins of the sake bomb? The sake bomb or sake bomber is a beer cocktail made by pouring sake into a shot glass and dropping it into a glass of beer. (...