Sake vs Soju vs Shochu – Ultimate Guide (Similarities and Differences)
Sake 101

Sake vs Soju vs Shochu – Ultimate Guide (Similarities and Differences)

You’ve only just learned what sake is. And just when you were about to buy your first bottle, another term popped up: soju. As if that were not enough, there’s shochu too. So what’s the difference between the three?  There’s no shortage of Asian alcoholic beverages in the west. Variety is growing every day, and…

Does Sake Give You a Hangover (and What to Do When It Does)
Sake 101

Does Sake Give You a Hangover (and What to Do When It Does)

Some people SWEAR that sake doesn’t give you a hangover. While almost impossible to prove, the claims do hold some validity. Chances are you’ve recently started drinking sake, or you’re looking for an alcoholic drink that won’t give you a hangover. Maybe you’ve also heard that sake doesn’t give you a hangover at all. So…

What Does Sake Mean in Japanese (and Why It’s an Impressive Drink)
Sake How-To

What Does Sake Mean in Japanese (and Why It’s an Impressive Drink)

In the globalized world of the 21st century, we should know better than to draw lines between West and East, orient and occident. They are doubtlessly different, but none of them deserves to be regarded as a standard from which the other one would deviate. Despite all of our efforts to decentralize the world, most…

Clear, Cloudy, or Yellow – What Color is Sake Supposed To Be?
Types of Sake

Clear, Cloudy, or Yellow – What Color is Sake Supposed To Be?

Sake or rice wine is an alcoholic drink from Japan experiencing a global renaissance in recent years. This newly acquired fame is happening due to its versatility, the popularity of Japanese cuisine, but also its unique taste! As Japan’s most iconic drink, sake represents the culmination of Japan’s finest natural resources: quality water, rice cultivation,…

What is Junmai Sake – Beginner’s Guide to Japan’s Ancient Drink
Types of Sake

What is Junmai Sake – Beginner’s Guide to Japan’s Ancient Drink

Sake is gaining in popularity outside of Japan, so now is a better time than ever to say hello to this fascinating drink. Yet, with so much variety and lack of widespread knowledge, it can be hard to know where to start.  Sake is an interesting drink in that its brewing process is more akin…