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Sake Features and Reviews

Shunji's selection of Japanese sake

This Japanese alcoholic beverage made from rice is becoming more and more popular in American restaurants, bars and home liquor cabinets. Often erroneously referred to as "rice wine," sakes can be paired with many different dishes, used as an ingredient in cocktails and sipped cold, warm or hot. Find out more about sake with our reviews and features.

Sake Features and Reviews

Takatenjin Soul of Sensei Sake boasts aromas of honey and grainy rice
Takatenjin Soul of the Sensei
Brewed in memory of Toji Shokichi Hase, a noted sake maker who spent 40 years working at the same brewery, this special Junmai-Daiginjo blend boasts aromas of honey and grainy rice.

Rice being readied to be made into sake (Photo courtesy of Flickr user VancouverSake)
A Guide to Sake Varieties
Depending on how it's produced, sake can be just as different as wine varietals. Sip your way from fruity and floral to cloudy and creamy with our informative guide.

Hawk in the Heavens is a crisp, smooth, clean-tasting junmai sake
Tentaka Kuni Hawk in the Heavens
Brewed using water from the region's natural underground springs, Hawk in the Heavens is a crisp junmai sake with herbaceous flavors that linger on the palate.

Konteki ("Tears of Dawn")
This unusual Daiginjo comes from one of Japan's smallest breweries. Read our full tasting notes and rating to find out what we made of this premium sake from Kyoto Prefecture.
Konteki Tears of Dawn is a sulfite-free, gluten-free and kosher sake

Sake Pairings
It's not just for Japanese food anymore. Sommeliers are finding that sake can complement a wide variety of dishes.
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Pair sake with a variety of dishes, such as fresh fish

Other Sake Reviews


A good bottle of vino has the ability to balance and highlight your beef's flavor profile, elevating taste sensations to an entirely new level.

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