Myths about Sake

sakeIf you perchance to Japanese sake, you know that means “alcoholic beverage” plain and simple. Rice Wine’s real name is Nihonshu, but it was considered too difficult for Western countries when exports once came up. The short and pithy sake was much easier to absorb. The reason for that sake more often than not have an accent over the last letter is that the English would not pronounce it wrong. It had become sejk, as in “heaven’s sake” … Continue reading