Sake Information Centre
The Sake Information Centre provides useful information about Sake. Sake, also known as Japanese rice wine, is produced using a fermentation process, exactly the same process as is used for wine and beer. Sake is a drink which has been underestimated for a long time. Fortunately we now no longer think of sake as the hot and fiery drink served by Japanese people. Sake is a special alternative to wine and nowadays this is drunk and served in a wine glass, slightly chilled. The taste can vary from light and fruity to rich and complex.
Sake (pronounced: sa kay) is a Japanese alcoholic drink with rice as its basic ingredient. Sake is sometimes also referred to as rice wine. Sake has unjustifiably been given the reputation of being a very strong alcoholic drink. The alcohol percentage is usually around 15-17%, which is close to wine's alcohol percentage. The official name for Sake is Seishu ('clear alcohol') or Nihonshu, which means 'Japanese alcohol' or 'Japanese Sake'.
The taste associated with sake has a number of variations; from fruity and aromatic, to light and dry or rich and complex. Sake is delicious as an aperitif and can be perfectly combined with all sorts of different dishes. Sake is, in short, very versatile and it's no coincidence it's now a true trend. This website will provide you with more information regarding the various different breweries, the difference between bulk and quality sake and how you can recognise a good sake.