Sake is a fermented beverage developed in Japan approximately 2000 years ago. Although often referred to as “rice wine” in English, sake is actually more like beer in its brewing process and use of multiple levels of fermentation; it undergoes no distillation and contains no added sulfites or preservatives. Made simply from water, rice, and a malt-like ingredient known as “koji," sake is truly a natural beverage. The range and quality of sake is largely determined by the rice polishing or milling ratio, variety of rice, variety of yeast and alcohol percentage. Depending on these factors, sake may be fruity or full-bodied, dry or sweet.
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