If you're never tried sake, Japan's national drink is worth exploring. While often called rice wine, sake (pronounced "sa-keh") is made by fermentation, similar to beer. Less acidic than wine and with 15 to 20 per cent alcohol by volume (ABV), sake offers complex aromas, a silky texure and subtle flavours of fruit (think pear, apple, banana), herbs, spice and flowers. While traditionally enjoyed heated or at room temperature in small cups, good sake should be served lightly chilled, and can be enjoyed in a wineglass. It makes a wonderful addition to cocktails, like the Osaka Greyhound. Ready to explore? We’ve got a captivating collection of this must-try sipper.