酒 (Sake) Means Liquor! Not "Rice Wine"!

Many people think that the Japanese word "Sake"(酒)means Japanese Rice Wine.

But this is a terrible misconception... 

 "Nihon Shu"(日本酒)means "Rice Wine".  

Nihon Shu, is the standard image of a "small ceramic bottle and shot glass / tiny plate".

Here are the many different types of liquors in Japan:

1. Beer(ビール)= 80% of beers are usually Lagers. Hard to find Ale and Pilsner types.

2. Shochu(焼酎)= Similar to Vodka, but usually 20% - 25%  alcohol content.

3. Nihon Shu(日本酒)= Liquor made from rice. 

4. Ume Shu(梅酒)= Plum wine.  

5. All other spirits = Tequila, Vodka, Whiskey etc...

Many people think that the Japanese word "Sake"(酒)means Japanese Rice Wine. But this is a terrible misconception... 

Many people think that the Japanese word "Sake"(酒)means Japanese Rice Wine.

But this is a terrible misconception... 

Japanese Plum Wine is very sweet and easy to drink. Want to know more? :