Saturday, March 13, 2010

Pic(k) of the Week: Saké!


10 March 2010

One table, among many, at a wine tasting presented by wholesaler and importer Winebow in the Terrace Dining Room of the Kennedy Center, on the banks of the Potomac River, in Washington, D.C.

Here, a representative poured samples from the Japanese saké brewery Ichishima.

Contrary to common misconception, saké is not wine but beer. A wine is a beverage produced by the fermentation of fruit sugars. A beer is created from the starches in grain. Beer, as we recognize it now in the West, is brewed principally from barley, often with other grains as adjuncts, such as wheat, rice, or corn. Saké is brewed from rice.

  • Photos from the event: here.
  • Pic(k) of the Week: one in a weekly series of personal photos, often posted on Saturdays.

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