Think brother. Before you drink anymore sake. Think before you do. The same way there are many different types of wine, there are many different types of sake. Sake is made by brewing rice similar to brewing beer, yet brewed in a different way. The starch is converted to sugar and that sugar is then converted into alcohol. In Japanese the word sake means alcohol. In the United States when you order a sake you are ordering nihonshu. If you want to learn more about sake and what to order next time you go out for Japanese food then you have come to the right place.