HIC’s Sake Cup for enjoying sake, Japan’s national beverage. What is sake? Often mistaken as a Japanese wine, sake is brewed from fermented rice in a process similar to that of beer, whereas most wine is made by fermenting the naturally occurring sugars found in grapes. Japanese sake is traditionally served warmed in a porcelain bottle (tokkuri) and sipped from small porcelain cup (guinomi.) The classic design of HIC’s Sake Cup offers an elegant presentation at any table. This perfect sake cup is a great addition to dining accessories, barware and any sushi set. Easy to use. For hot sake, simply warm the sake cups under warm tap water and dry thoroughly. Gently heat sake on the stovetop and pour it into the warmed sake cup. The heated porcelain will keep sake warmer longer. Should sake become too cool, just pop the sake-filled cup into the microwave for easy reheating. To serve cold sake, cool down the sake cup in the fridge or freezer and fill it with chilled sake. The chilled porcelain will keep sake colder longer. Sake pairs nicely alongside plum wine or work a little mixology magic with beer cocktails called sake bomb. Pour chilled sake into a shot glass then dropped it into a glass of beer. Made from fine-quality porcelain, It won’t transfer odors, colors or flavors between uses.