Is Your Sake Dry or Sweet?
On all Japanese bottles of sake you will see a label on the bottom that says SMV followed by a number. This is the number that describes whether or not the sake is dry or sweet. If the number is between +3 and -15 you have a sweet sake, if above +3 to +15 you have a dry sake. How dry or sweet? Well, the higher the number the dryer it is, the lower the number the sweeter it is. To figure out the SMV or, “Sake Meter Value” you would use the following formula after taking your f