For the time poor here’s the quick run down on how to enjoy sake:
- Sake is often best served chilled especially ginjo and daiginjo.
- For aromatic sake, wine glasses with shorter diameter at the lip will capture more of the aromas than standard sake tumblers, although we find Ochoko made from fine porcelain present a wide variety of sake in a very positive manner.
- If you are drinking broader, richer style sake try a traditional ceramic cup or tinware.
- If sake is too cold the flavours and aromas will be muted.
- If sake is served at warm temperatures the sake will taste smoother and the alcohol will be more prevalent.
There are a few things to keep in mind when drinking sake:
- Sake temperature
- Sake drinkware
- With or without food
- How long does sake last
- How to drink
- Session sake or sipping sake?