No, sake is not wine
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What is the alcohol content of sake vs wine?
What is the alcohol content of sake vs. wine? One of the main reasons sake is often called Japanese rice wine is its similar alcohol content to wine. On average, the alcohol content of sake is about 15% to 16%. In comparison, the alcohol percentage of wine is usually between 12% and 14%.
What is sake (rice wine)?
Although Sake is also known as rice wine, it is rather made in a similar way to beer, using 鈥榬ice鈥?instead of 鈥榖arley鈥? Sake is more than just a drink; it鈥檚 a means of immersing yourself with Japanese cultures, lifestyles and historical backgrounds.
What is sake (Saki)?
Sake, often translated as Saki, Japanese rice wine or rice wine, is a Japanese alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice. Although Sake is also known as rice wine, it is rather made in a similar way to beer, using 鈥榬ice鈥?instead of 鈥榖arley鈥?
What does sake taste like?
Some might taste like a bone dry (very dry) white wine, some like a savory, rich one that reminds you of steamed rice, some like a fruity, light white wine. Because of its higher alcohol content, some non-Sake drinkers perceive Sake as a strong spirit, just like a Japanese version of vodka.