How big is the selection of sake in Japan?

SakeThe selection of sake is very large in Japan.

In Europe wine is divided into champagne, white wine, red wine and dessert wine.

In Japan sake is divided into four main categories respectively Kun-shu, Sou-shu, Jun-shu and Jun-shu. Juku-shu is a category which is reserved for sake which has been aged for a long period of time.

Beside that there is also sake with bubbles and sake which is served for dessert. In addition, varying alcohol content also depend on which type of sake we are talking about. You can get sake with an alcohol content that matches a bottle of vodka. Therefore it does matter how sake is drunk. In Japan sake is drunk in several different ways.

In Japan sake is drunk in several different ways.

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Zoë has lectured and held sushi courses for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.