酒 Sake

Japanese wines are synonymous with Sake, which is dangerously easy to drink. Some of the labels on bottles of sake describe what you should expect, here are some simple explanations.

大吟醸 - rice has at least 50% of its outer layer polished away.

吟醸 - rice has at least 60% of its outer layer polished away.

純米 - alcohol is produced with 100% rice, without additional alcohol added.

There are a few other characteristics that define the flavours of Sake, but they're not indicated on bottles. So if you're looking for something specific, contact us through our online chat box.