Pop Culture and Japan

Sake Glossary: A Guide For Beginners

Immersing yourself in the world of sake is an exciting experience that can quickly turn into a life-long pursuit of knowledge. Just when you think you’ve mastered something, there’s a new kind of nihonshu to try or a different kind of rice to discover. Falling down the sake rabbit hole is rewarding, but it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with the terminology.

To help, Yamato Magazine has created a handy glossary of useful sake terms to remember.

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Japanese Cuisine · Sake Reviews

The Drink Of Demon Hunters And Devil Killers: Genbei-San No Onikoroshi Honjozo

The world of sake is made up of some of the most multifaceted drinks on the market. From the complex flavours of nihonshu, to the experiential drinking that comes from trying shochu, there’s plenty to enjoy about the Japanese alcohol industry. A traditional view of sake is that it meant to be consumed warm, but it can be enjoyed at cold temperatures as well.

When trying the Genbei-San No Onikoroshi, I opted for the traditionalist approach of having it served warm. The result was a sake that not only created a different drinking experience, but also gave me an appreciation for alternative forms of drinkware. Continue reading “The Drink Of Demon Hunters And Devil Killers: Genbei-San No Onikoroshi Honjozo”