Pairing Sake with Food. Easier than you might think!

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December 3, 2013 by brainslightlyfermented

Pairing Sake with Food. Easier than you might think! Sake is one of my favorite beverages. It truly exists in its own category, as it is brewed like a beer, functions more like a wine, and is enjoyed in smaller quantities like a spirit. The world of sake is far, far greater than cheap swill heated to near boiling point or dropped like a depth charge into a glass of beer (while the waitstaff silently curses you). It is very much an artisan beverage, that can contain the same amount of nuance and complexity as the fine wines of the world. This is my first post of what will be many regarding sake. Many myths and misconceptions exist surrounding the traditional Japanese beverage, and I’m super excited to help make enjoying sake less of a mystery. This link is an article written by John Gauntner, the preeminent American authority on sake. His books and newsletter are excellent, as well as his extremely informative website sake-world.com. The article gives an outline for how to pair sake with food. Sake goes with so much more than just sushi, and on a whole, is far easier to pair with food than wine. As Gauntner points out, it is much more difficult to create a gross mismatch between food and beverage. You really won’t run into an extremely incongruent pairing as, say, drinking Pinot Grigio with a dry-aged steak. Check out the link, and try enjoying some sake with your next meal! Kanpai, Justin

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