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Sake

Sake is an alcoholic beverage brewed from rice, in a process closer to beer, rather than wine, even though it is often called rice wine. Its alcohol content is usually between 14 and 17%, and it is found in a diverse range of categories, mainly defined according to how much the rice grains have been polished. It can be served hot or cold, depending on styles and traditions.