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  1. What is Junmai-shu sake?
    • Junmai-shu (Pure Rice) is a sake without the addition
    • of distilled alcohol.
  2. What is Ginjo-shu sake?
    • The rice grains used to make the sake have been
    • polished of 40% of their hull.
  3. What is Honjozo-shu sake?
    • The rice grains used to make the sake have been
    • polished of 30% of their hull and the sake has been fortified with distilled
    • alcohol.
  4. What is Daiginjo-shu sake?
    • The rice grains used to make the sake have been
    • polished of 50% of their hull.
  5. What does namazake mean on a sake label?
    The sake is unpasteurized.
  6. This type of sake is an "ordinary sake"
    more or less equal to table wine.
    Futsu-shu
  7. Special designation or premium sake is known as what?
    Tokutei meishō-shu
  8. Most sake is diluted after brewing.  When sake is undiluted it is known
    as...
    Genshu
  9. What does Moruka mean?
    • Moruka is a sake that has not been carbon filtered,
    • however it has been pressed and separated from the lees, therefore it is not
    • cloudy.
  10. What does Nigorizake mean?
    • A cloudy sake with a significant amount of rice
    • sediment.  The sake is pressed
    • through a loose mesh to separate it from the mesh.
  11. What does seishu mean?
    • clear/clean sake, is the Japanese legal definition of
    • sake and refers to sake in which the solids have been strained out, leaving
    • clear liquid. Thus nigorizake and doburoku (see below) are not seishu and
    • therefore are not actually sake under Japanese law. However, nigorizake can
    • get seishu status by being strained clear and having lees put back in
    • afterward.
  12. What is koshu sake?
    • Aged sake. 
    • Most sake does not age well but some can last decades.  Koshu has a yellow color and honeyed
    • flavor.
  13. What is taruzake sake?
    Sake matured in wooden casks
  14. What is shiboritate?
    • freshly pressed, refers to sake that has been shipped
    • without the traditional six-month aging/maturation period. The result is
    • usually a more acidic, "greener" sake.
  15. What is Fukurozuri sake?
    • Drip sake or sake that has been separated by the lees
    • by dripping through cloth containers.
  16. What is Tobingakoi sake?
    • When the sake is pressed into 18 litre bottles and the
    • brewer selects the best of the batch.
  17. What is a kura?
    A sake brewery
  18. What is a Tōji?
    A sake brewer
  19. What is seimaibuai rice?
    Rice polished to 70% its original size.

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