There’s no one type fits all when it comes to sake. While some look for a dry, crisp taste, others long for a sweet, rich and lingering flavour. But how do you know which type of sake will produce your preferred taste? We look at the variety of sakes out there and what their classification means. To get the maximum out of tasting sake, it’s useful to have a few pointers to look out for too, which is where sake critic and journalist Haruo Matsuzaki comes in with his useful flavour chart. Finally, what many seem to want to know is whether sake should be drunk hot or cold. Well, you’ll have to read on to find out, but needless to say, a little knowledge will take you far in understanding more about sake.
So, are you ready to begin?