What is sake?

Sake is Japanese fermented rice wine.

In more detail, sake is an alcoholic beverage that is made by fermenting polished rice. Although usually associated with wine, sake is produced by a brewing process that is more similar to that of beer, where starch is converted into sugars, which then ferment into alcohol. Sake is made up of four simple ingredients: rice, water, koji, and yeast.

Who knew simple could taste so yummy?