How to Say Cheers In Japanese: Amazing History of Japan’s Drinking Toast

How to Say Cheers In Japanese: Amazing History of Japan’s Drinking Toast

Most sake fans are familiar with Japanese drinking culture and the complex social protocol for toasting. It’s a country that prides itself on unbeatable etiquette, and the right ‘cheers’ is no exception.  So if you’re interested in Japanese culture, planning a trip, or you’d like to drink with Japanese friends, it helps to know the…

Sparkling Sake — All You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Japanese Champagne

Sparkling Sake — All You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Japanese Champagne

We all know that as soon as you make alcohol bubbly and put it in a cute bottle, people will drink it and probably celebrate something while they’re at it. That’s the case with sparkling sake.  Yep, you read that right, sparkling sake. Or, as many people like to call it, Japanese Champagne. Up until recently, sake had…

How Many Calories in Sake – Debunking the Myth

How Many Calories in Sake – Debunking the Myth

Many people believe that calories in sake are higher than those in other alcoholic beverages. Probably because it’s made from rice, an obvious carbohydrate. Whether it’s carbohydrates or calories that make you gain weight is debatable, so for now, we won’t tell you which one to pay more attention to. But how many calories does…

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

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)

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 The Number in Dassai Sake Mean [23 vs 39 vs 45]

What Does The Number in Dassai Sake Mean [23 vs 39 vs 45]

The Dassai brand of sake has seen an explosion in popularity in recent years. Chances are, if you’ve browsed sake before, you’ve come across Dassai and their trademark numbers on the labels. The brand has been celebrated all over the world as smooth and complex. The premium range has helped shape the image of sake…

What Alcohol Percentage is Sake? [Quick Guide to NOT Getting Drunk]

What Alcohol Percentage is Sake? [Quick Guide to NOT Getting Drunk]

Name ONE drink that is more refined and has a richer history than sake. Okay, there is mead, various wines, even some beers. But sake goes to the top of the list by its uniqueness. Its one-of-a-kind taste and scent makes it different from anything else out there and this is probably what has led…

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

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…

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