Japanese Sake

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A comprehensive portfolio offering everything from the highest quality everyday sake to the ultimate drinking experience. The top breweries from 15 different Japanese prefectures are featured, span the entire country, Hokkaido to Kyushu.

1,000

Number of sake breweries in Japan today

16%

Average alcohol by volume in sake

13

Rice varieties represented in Vine Connection's sake

31

Number of premium sakes imported by Vine Connections

About Japanese Sake

Brew

  • Sake is brewed like beer. It is not much stronger than one, and it is far less alcoholic than distilled spirits.
  • Premium Japanese sake brewers are family craftsmen. All their sakes are made by hand with little, if any, automation.

Serve

  • Premium sake should be served chilled, never boiling hot. Overheating premium sake destroys its aromatics and flavor.
  • Some serve sake in traditional masu (wooden box cup) or ochoko (small ceramic cups), but no special glassware is needed. A wine glass is recommended to get the full aromatics.

Store

  • Once opened, sake will remain fresh for up to one week.
  • Unopened, it will be most fresh when consumed within the year of purchase.