What is sake?

Sake, of course, is a very popular Japanese alcoholic drink, but the word sake in Japanese also refers to ANY alcoholic drink.

There are more than 100,000 kinds of sake available, and they are categorized by different brewing methods, rice content, etc. Among the main types are Junmai-shu, Honjozo-shu, Ginjo-shu, Daiginjo-shu, Futsu-shu, and others.