And just as a wine's appellation terroir plays a role in imparting subtle flavors and characteristics, the terroir of Japan's prefectures do the same for sake
Since then, demand for sake
has grown steadily, driving production up to 200,000 9-liter cases by 1999, and almost 500,000 9-liter cases by 2008.
Nine varieties of sakamai rice are specifically used for sake
Fukumitsuya said it took some three years to develop the drink, which was primarily intended for sake
connoisseurs who are no longer allowed to drink for health reasons.
BELIEVE it or not, this wine is usually drunk warm and sipped from `Sakazuki' - that's the Japanese name for Sake