Bestwine • Online presents you with Sake references available on the wine menu of starred gastronomic restaurants. This liqueur originating from Japan and made from rice, is served on the greatest tables in the world. Its popularity is not just limited to Japan, thanks to its unique character. With Bestwine • Online you can find and buy your bottle of Sake whilst taking advantage of the talent and experience of chefs and sommeliers who enrich the wine lists of starred gastronomic restaurants in the world.
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Sake origin : Japan
Sake Brawery : Wakatekeya
Best Sake’s Brands
Refer to Chief’s, Sommelier’s, Bartender’s from gastronomic restaurants of all around the world‘s opinion to discover the best Sake’s brands and best references. A ranking and comparative of the best Sake’s brands by the Chief’s, Sommelier’s and Bartender’s from the top gastronomic experts.
|Sake Brand||Sake Origin||Sake Brewery||Sake Category||Restaurant|
|Genroku||Japan||Wakatekeya||–||⭐⭐⭐ – Yannick Alleno Restaurant – France|
|Kamoizumi||Japan – Hiroshima||Umeshu||–||⭐⭐⭐ – Kitchen Table Restaurant – United Kingdom|
|Oka||Japan – Yamagata||Dewazakura||–||⭐⭐⭐ – Kitchen Table Restaurant – United Kingdom|
|Daiginjo||Japan- Fuji||Zenshichi Ruisei||Junmai||⭐⭐⭐ – The Fat Duck Restaurant – United Kingdom|
|Sachi||Japan – Hiroshima||Kamoizumi||Junmai Ginjo||⭐⭐⭐ – The Fat Duck Restaurant – United Kingdom|
|Kijyosyu||Japan – Yamagata||Daikosyu Furudokei||Junmai||⭐⭐⭐ – The Fat Duck Restaurant – United Kingdom|
|Heirloom Amber||Japan – Tokyo||Tamagawa||Junmai||⭐⭐⭐ – The Fat Duck Restaurant – United Kingdom|
|IBI – Pink||Japan – Gifu||Susgihara||Junmai||⭐⭐⭐ – The Fat Duck Restaurant – United Kingdom|
|IBI – White||Japan – Gifu||Susgihara||Junmai||⭐⭐⭐ – The Fat Duck Restaurant – United Kingdom|
|Masumi Sparkling||Japan – Nagano||–||Sparkling Junmai Ginjo||⭐⭐⭐ – The Fat Duck Restaurant – United Kingdom|
|Red Maple||Japan – Hirochima||Kamoizumi||Junmai Ginjo||⭐⭐⭐ – The Fat Duck Restaurant – United Kingdom|
|Arabashiri||Japan – Nagano||Masumi||Junmai Ginjo||⭐⭐⭐ – The Fat Duck Restaurant – United Kingdom|
|Dawasansan||Japan – Yamagata||Dewazakura||Junmai Ginjo||⭐⭐⭐ – The Fat Duck Restaurant – United Kingdom|
|Ryusei||Japan – Fuji||Zenshichi||Junmai Daiginjo||⭐⭐⭐ – The Fat Duck Restaurant – United Kingdom|
|Tsuyusanzen||Japan – Ishikawa||Tedorigawa||Junmai Daiginjo||⭐⭐⭐ – The Fat Duck Restaurant – United Kingdom|
|Kinmuku||Japan – Niigata||Koshi no Kanbai||Junmai Daiginjo||⭐⭐⭐ – The Fat Duck Restaurant – United Kingdom|
|Nanago||Japan – Nagano||Masumi||Junmai Daiginjo||⭐⭐⭐ – The Fat Duck Restaurant – United Kingdom|
|36 Samurai||Japan – Yagamata||Kukuisamy||Junmai||⭐⭐⭐ – Hélène Darroze at The Connaught – United Kingdom|
|Dewarzakura Sburzo Oka||Japan – Yagamata||Dewazakura||Ginjo||⭐⭐⭐ – Hélène Darroze at The Connaught – United Kingdom|
|Aiyama||Japan – Iwate||Nanbu Bijin||Junmai Daiginjo||⭐⭐⭐ – Hélène Darroze at The Connaught – United Kingdom|
|Nabesbima||Japan – Saga||Fukuchiyo||Daiginjo||⭐⭐⭐ – Hélène Darroze at The Connaught – United Kingdom|
|Fukukomachi Hidden Glade||Japan – Akita||Kimura||Junmai Daiginjo||⭐⭐⭐ – Hélène Darroze at The Connaught – United Kingdom|
|Dassai 23||Japan – Yamaguchi||Asahi Shuzo||Junmai Daiginjo||⭐⭐⭐ – Hélène Darroze at The Connaught – United Kingdom|
|Urakasumi M||Japan – Miyagi||Saura||Junmai Daiginjo||⭐⭐⭐ – Hélène Darroze at The Connaught – United Kingdom|
|Fukukomachi Silent Blossom||Japan – Akita||Kimura||Junmai Daiginjo||⭐⭐⭐ – Hélène Darroze at The Connaught – United Kingdom|
|Dassai Beyond||Japan – Yamagushi||Asahi Shuzo||Junmai Daiginjo||⭐⭐⭐ – Hélène Darroze at The Connaught – United Kingdom|
|Kubota Tsugu||Japan – Niigata||Asahi Shuzo||Junmai Daiginjo||⭐⭐⭐ – Hélène Darroze at The Connaught – United Kingdom|
|Nabesbima Secret Black||Japan – Saga||Fukuchiyo||Junmai Daiginjo||⭐⭐⭐ – Hélène Darroze at The Connaught – United Kingdom|
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Sake in the history of gastronomy
The origins of Sake date back to the 3rd Century. At this time, the culture of rice developed in Japan and China, as historically Sake has its origins as much in China as Japan. Sake has become more popular and more widely consumed in Japan through the years. The term Sake can also designate Japanese alcoholic drinks as a whole, to define one particular sake as being a traditional rice alcohol, the Japanese use the word Nibonshu. The word Nibonshu literally describes a rice beer even though Sake is not effervescent. Some Japanese popularize Sake as a Japanese wine. In China, Sake designates both rice wine and cereal wine.
When studying the authentic small-scale production of Japanese Sake, it becomes evident that the term Sake is used abusively in a large number of Chinese, Japanese or Vietnamese restaurants. Often, the alcohol described as Sake in these restaurants is only Sorghum alcohol flavoured with rose, Rice alcohol from Bajiu, or Lua moi, a Vietnamese alcohol. These three different alcohols have one thing in common, they are elaborated from Choum-choum a mushroom.
The reference list of the best Sakes offered by Bestwine • Online references authentic upmarket Sakes.
Top Sake in starred gastronomic restaurants
Good quality Sake is highly appreciated in starred gastronomic restaurants. However, the interest in Sake has diminished amongst the younger generation, causing a drop in its consumption in the last few years. Nevertheless, upmarket Sake is still very popular in gastronomic restaurants. In 2021 more than 1 000 breweries were identified as exporting more and more Sake abroad. Starred gastronomic restaurants using Japanese cooking are obviously very fond of it. Many other gastronomic restaurants reference bottles of Sake on their wine list. It is valued for its authentic flavour due to its unusual elaboration.
To produce a good Sake, two ingredients must be rigorously selected: the water and the rice, even if the recipe for Sake is quite simple compared to other liqueurs, wines, or spirits, it requires a specific expertise to brew it.
The production of Sake starts with the treatment of the rice, which must be polished. The more the rice is polished, the finer the Sake. Washed, then plunged into water, the rice is a steamed afterwards. It is finally worked thanks to the yeast and fermented to obtain Sake, after pressing the rice.
Sake can be traditionally served in a shuki in starred gastronomic restaurants. Cold, at room temperature or warmed, Sake can be drunk in several different ways. For purists Sake is drunk at room temperature or cold. It is possible to drink Sake at different temperatures, as this gives it different flavours according to the temperature to which the Sake is heated. Sake can accompany traditional dishes like sushis.
Sake is an alcohol which does not have a vintage. In fact, Sake can only be kept for about a year after being bottled.
Bestwine • Online’s selection of Sakes
Each brand of Sake has its own history. Sake is a mixture of culture, experience and talent, as it is an alcohol rich in variety and also in variations. Bestwine • Online’s aim is to propose you a selection of Sakes chosen by chefs and sommeliers from gastronomic restaurants. Bestwine • Online works to give you a credible, trustworthy and impartial reference list of the best Sakes. To do this, we refer to the choice of professionals of good food and fine wine. In this way, you are sure to discover suggestions of upmarket Sakes. In fact, chefs and sommeliers in starred gastronomic restaurants work day in day out, to offer the best in Sake to their customers, via their wine menu. When buying a bottle, you can share, as an aperitif or a liqueur, an excellent Sake.
Bestwine • Online regularly updates its wine list of the greatest Sakes. Frequently find new references on this page.
The top of the range Sakes selection
Bestwine • Online references the sakes from the wine list and wine cellar of the most well-known gastronomic restaurants in the world. References recommended by the chefs and sommeliers acclaimed by the critics. Only the references of sakes sold online are proposed, to enable you to buy them easily.
The reference lists of sakes are updated daily by incorporating the new references from the wine menus of gastronomic restaurants at our disposal. In the same way, we renew our offers and promotions so that you may buy the best quality sake at the best price. We promise to only propose references on the wine list of prize-winning gastronomic restaurants.
The chefs and sommeliers of gastronomic restaurants are the guarantees of gastronomic excellence by offering the best products, food and drink in their restaurants. Naturally, chefs and wine waiters of these great restaurants only propose the finest sakes.
Bestwine • Online, commits itself to referencing the best sakes and to guiding you to the most attractive offers online in order to buy them at the best price. A good tip for sakes at a real bargain!