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How Sake Is Made Like wine, sake begins with simple ingredients (in this case rice and water) that are transformed through accumulated wisdom and deft craftsmanship into a complex beverage. Premium sake falls into two main categories: honjozo (to which a small amount of distilled alcohol is added) and junmai (pure rice sake).
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