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Perfect for Parties! Different Ways to Enjoy Japanese Sake at Home

Home is often the best place for a fun get-together with friends or an intimate dinner with that special someone. This article takes a look at some Japanese sake perfect for serving at home.

What Is the Best Way to Enjoy Sake?

Dinner parties are the best way to enjoy a meal and conversation with close friends without worrying about the time, and potluck parties are a great way to add variety and interest to the menu.

Sake may not be the obvious beverage for a dinner party, but like wine, it comes in a variety of flavors and aromas—and light, crisp sake in particular goes well with a wide range of cuisines, making it the perfect drink for a party.

It can also be fun for each guest to bring their favorite sake and have a sake tasting party or to enjoy how the flavors and aroma change with the temperature, or even to serve sake cocktails made with soda or liqueur.
Unusual sake, such as sparkling sake or sake with gold flakes, can make wonderful party favors.

Scenario 1: A Dinner Party with Close Friends

If you are inviting close friends over for a dinner party, choose sparkling sake to create a festive atmosphere or light, crisp sake that goes well with a wide range of cuisines.

Nishiyama Brewery "Kotsuzumi Rojo-Hana-Ari Tohka"

This sake has won numerous awards, including ones from international sake contests. It has a fruity yet refreshing flavor and is recommended for those trying sake for the first time.
Serve it chilled to enjoy its delicate aroma. The chic, light pink bottle adorned with flower petals will add to the festive party atmosphere.

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Shiokawa Sake Brewery "FISHERMAN SOKUJO"

This sake is distinguished by its rich body and a flavor that is reminiscent of high-quality wine. It is an outstanding product that even those unfamiliar with sake are sure to enjoy. The bright red bottle will also brighten up the party atmosphere.

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Scenario 2: An Intimate Dinner Date at Home

If you want to spend quality time over dinner with that special someone, splash out for ginjo sake (a kind of sake made with at least 60% polished rice). The flavor of ginjo sake changes over time, so the same bottle can accompany everything from appetizers to the main dish.
The host won’t have to leave the table to get the sake or glasses, so everyone can relax and enjoy the food and conversation.

Nishiyama Brewery "Kotsuzumi Rojo-Hana-Ari Aoi"

This is a sake that has won many international awards. It is meant to be enjoyed in a wine glass, and is distinguished by a smooth and delicate flavor that enhances the taste of the food it is served with. It comes in a stylish bottle with a modern Japanese design that will add to the atmosphere of the dinner table.

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Sake, which can be enjoyed a variety of different ways, is the perfect accompaniment for a party or dinner at home. Take this opportunity to serve this wonderful Japanese beverage in your own home.

*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.

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