Genshu sakes are undiluted heavyweights
This final term is potentially the most valuable in the list, so do yourself a favor and commit it to memory. Genshu means you're looking at a cask strength, undiluted, full throttle brew. That means you’re drinking sake with no added water, in its natural, fermented state. Alcohol content aside, genshu sake has the mettle to stand up to hearty, red meat dishes with ease. And keep this in mind: any of the above classifications of sake can also be marked as genshu.
So Junmai Ginjo Nama Genshu? Totally a thing. That puts your triple-venti-soy-no-foam-latte in perspective, doesn't it?
And there you have it. Everything you need to leap headlong into a love affair with sake. We have it on good authority that even the pros at Shibuya will be impressed if you drop this kind of knowledge on your next visit. And here's one last tip from Bruno's personal philosophy to set you on your way: a 1.8L bottle is the perfect size for two people -- especially if one of them isn't drinking.