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- What is the meaning of the"rice polishing ratio" and how does it affect saké?
- What are the various categories of saké?
- What is meant by the S.M.V?
- What is acidity, and how does it affect saké?
- What are amino acids, and how do the various levels affect saké?
- What does % of alcohol mean, and how does this affect the saké?
- What is a Toji?
- What is the average shelf life of saké?
What is meant by the S.M.V?
Often times one might think that the S.M.V. has a great deal of variance from saké to saké tasted, when, in fact, it does not. The variation may be due to the variations in the sugar or level of acidity. The S.M.V. is only intended as a reference number to give you a rough idea of how dry or sweet the saké is likely to be.
Typically saké usually tastes rich with high acidity and fresh with low acidity. If you taste different dryness at the same S.M.V, the variation in acidity is very often the reason.