Letter 001 Sake &
Beer (Japan vs. USA)
Sake can be served cold, warm or hot. Cold sake is sweeter than warm sake.
How to use a microwave to heat sake?
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In Japan you can find many brands of sake and a
few brands of beer such as Kirin, Asahi and Sapporo. On the
other hand, in the U.S.
you can find many brands of beer but only a few brands of sake.
It looks like sake is available in most states in the U.S. <
http://www.esake.com/Store/store.html > For example, in
you can buy sake and plume wine at liquor stores.
Sake contains, on average, around 17 percent alcohol. We can guess warm sake
contains a little less alcohol than a cold one.
Oh, some time ago one of my friends from
asked me, “Why the heck do the Japanese usually use small cups (sakazuki, ochoko)
to drink sake?” I don’t know for sure the correct reason, but I could guess: It
is customary that you’d better fill others’ cups with sake when the cups are
empty. If a cup is small, you have to fill others’ cups with sake more
frequently. More fillings may make people’s bonding better.