Welcome to Saké Sunday!
During the last few weeks, I have been very glad to see a few wine bloggers who have tried and enjoyed some chilled Sake. Dr. Debs of Good Wine Under $20 tried her first chilled Saké and loved it. Jill of Domaine547 tried around 16 different Sakés and may begin selling some from her online store. Carol of Pour More enjoyed a Nigori and posted a review of it.
I am glad that all three experiences were positive. I hope that others will try some chilled Saké as well. I truly believe that if you try a few chilled Sakés you will find that you enjoy them. They can be quite flavorful, complex and nothing like that hot Saké that you might have once had at an Asian restaurant.
It is interesting, though maybe just coincidental, that all three bloggers who tried chilled Saké recently were women. I don't see Saké as a drink that should appeal to any specific gender. It should appeal to all equally. Or do others see it differently? Are there men or women who see Saké as a more feminine drink? Or a more masculine drink?
Could this reflect the general perception that women tend more to be white wine drinkers and men more red wine drinkers? Is Saké perceived as similar to a white wine, and thus more apt for a woman?
Personally, I know more men than women that drink chilled Saké. And none of them have ever indicated that they see Saké as being feminine. So maybe it is just coincidence that three female bloggers chose to try some Saké.