Sake is made in a wide range of styles, but fortunately, you can tell a lot about a given bottle based on its label.
For example, the words “Ginjo” and “Daiginjo” both denote fragrant sake with fruity and floral aromas. These are at the premium end of the spectrum, and should be served lightly chilled or at room temperature so their flavors aren’t dampened. Meanwhile, “Honjozo” sakes are savory and earthy, and should be served at any temperature you like. If you’re a fan of natural wine, then a couple terms to look out for on sake bottles are “Namazake” and “Nigori.”

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