Sake, The Wine Of The East

Widely known as Japan’s national drink, Sake has gained significant popularity worldwide. In English, sake refers to an alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice. But in Japan, sake actually means all alcoholic drinks in general including wine, beers, shochu, and the drink we call “sake” in English. The actual name of “sake” in Japan is nihonsu (日本酒) which literally means “Japanese alcohol.”

Sake tasting is a must-try when visiting Japan. The taste, quality, and aroma of sake depending on the fermentation process. The key to making good sake is high-quality rice, clear water, koji mold, and yeast.

  1. The first step of making sake is polishing the rice. Yamada Nishiki is the variety of rice most widely used to make sake. Polishing the rice removes the impurities to give sake a smoother taste. The rice is usually polished down to 50 to 70 percent, but some variety polished the rice down

Wine Regions of America

California’s Napa Valley and Sonoma still hold the top spots as the two most famous wine regions in America. However, there are plenty of other wine regions across the United States whose ratings are excelling. Not only do these regions create world-class wines, but they have their wine festivals and offer wine vacation tours. The following lists are some of the best wine regions from across the nation.

 

Best Wine Regions of America

California

Speaking about American wine regions and not mentioning California first would be blasphemy. Sonoma and Nappa Valley are the role models followed by every other wine region in the country. Napa’s Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Chardonnay have introduced the world to some of the finest wine labels from the North American continent. But California is not only about Sonoma and Napa. The wine region of Paso Robles, situated between Los Angeles and San Francisco,

6 Best Whiskies in The World and Where to Find Them

Single Malt Scotch may still be a synonym for great and super smooth whiskey, but it has seen plenty of challenges in the past few years. We are not just talking about the eternal Irish and American contenders, but brands from countries like India, Australia, Japan, and Taiwan as well. Their price and quality might have increased their sales, but that is not enough to dethrone the best brands out there.

We have made a list of the six best whiskeys in the world and where to find them. The list is based a few dozen lists made by a bunch of experts. From those lists, we extracted the best ones.

 

1. Method and Madness Single Pot Still

 

 

The Method and Madness whiskey got crafted in one of Jameson’s famous distilleries – the Midleton Distillery. Soft, sweet, and smooth, it follows the old-school Irish touch. It was

10 Best Selling Cocktails and the Ingredients Used

The world of cocktails is a dynamic one and they stand the test of time and remain very popular with cocktail lovers. The following list is a tribute to the ten best-selling cocktails in the world. Listed below are the best ones along with their recipes.

1. Classic Old Fashioned

All hail the king – Old Fashioned! An old fashioned is the first thing you learn to make in any bartender’s school. The reason is simple – wherever you may go, it is the most popular cocktail or top five at the very least. To make it you will need whiskey or brandy, sugar, bitters, and a twist of citrus rind. First, mix the sugar with the bitters. Then comes the brandy or whiskey, and last is the twist of citrus rind.

2. Negronis

The Negronis cocktail is extremely popular in bars from London to Beijing, and from New York