Sake is a fermented alcoholic beverage made from rice in Japan. It is often referred to as both a wine and a beer. This is because it is brewed like a beer from grain (rice) and often stored and served like a wine. It is normally brewed from a special type of rice called sakamai which has a high starch content. Sake can be served cold at around 5C to 55C when warm and is the perfect accompaniment to sushi. Well known brands of Sake include, Gekkeikan, Ozeki, Sochikubai, Sawanotsuru and Otemon.