All About Saké - Barrel to Bottle Samples Rice Wine

All About Saké - Sampling Rice Wine

Saké, don’t sleep on it. That’s the theme of our first ever saké episode. To help us dive into the world of rice wines, we’re welcoming wine consultant Neeve from our Lincoln Park store. Greg sat next to the saké buyer for four years, tried a bunch of saké, and never retained anything so she has her work cut out for her.

Saké is made from rice, water, yeast and koji which is a type of mold. Koji was naturally occurring on rice, but these days there are special starters. For yeast, they have many common strains that give the saké different aromas and flavors. We’ll be tasting saké by how polished the rice grains are for each batch.

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