What are the two categories of sake?
Futsu-shu or basic sake and Premium sake
What is Futsu-shu?
basic clear, colourless, or yellow/pale green sake. 15-17% alc. lightly acidic w/ delicate lactic and fruity flavors
How many grades of premium sake are there?
What does Junmai mean?
Pure rice, no high strength distilled alcohol added
Which 3 premium grade sakes have alcohol added?
Honjozo, Ginjo, Daiginjo
Which of the premium grade sakes have a cereal/lactic aroma?
What aroma do ginjo sakes have?
fruity, floral aromas
What is umami?
a taste detected by the tongue. linked with savory aromas. eg: Dashi, soy sauce, miso, nutritional yeast