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Sake NihonShu

Sake nihonshu is a Japanese alcoholic drink made from fermented rice which contains between 14 and 18% ABV. The production process is somewhat similar to that of beer, although the finished product is consumed more like white wine. Brewed in nearly all regions of Japan for nearly a thousand years, it is the classic Japanese alcoholic beverage; its quality depends on the degree to which the rice used for its production is polished. In the Junmai category of sake nihonshu (the most traditional), there is, going from least polished to most polished, Junmai, Junmai Ginjō and Junmai Dai-ginjō. The existence of imitation sakes, often served in Chinese restaurants, has severely damaged its reputation. The authentic Japanese nihonshu, served chilled in a wine glass, is an extremely refined drink.

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