I love sake, but I’ll be honest: until recently, I didn’t know much about it besides for the very basics.
But in the same way that there are many different kinds of wine and words to help you navigate the bottles you like best, there are lots of different kinds of sake, too. Enter: Tippsy Sake.
Tippsy is an online sake store and a subscription service that delivers six 10-ounce mini bottles of sake right to your door. These sakes are sourced from all over Japan from Kochi to Niigata.
Each box comes with tasting notes explaining the type of sake, how polished the rice is (which affects the overall flavor), and what foods to pair it with.
Each box also comes with a beginner guide filled with maps that help connect you to the sake you’re drinking, terms every drinker should know, and helpful grids that explain the different kinds of sake and how they differ in flavor.
Before Tippsy, I never really understood what I was ordering or buying when I went to pick out a bottle at a store or a restaurant. Now, I know I love sake labeled “Junmai Daiginjo,” which made from rice that has been polished at least 50% and results in a light, aromatic, and refreshing taste.
I also used to associate sake with Japanese food or sushi in particular, but now I’m learning to pair it with just about anything I’m cooking for dinner just like a bottle of wine.
Learning more about sake — the regions where it’s made, the brewing process, and the flavor profile I can expect from each different bottle —has made me really appreciate it more.
Need A Shopping Buddy?
Get great products – from pros in the fine art of buying stuff online – delivered to your inbox!
Business News Governmental News Finance News
Need Your Help Today. Your $1 can change life.