Sake , a traditional Japanese rice wine, was introduced for the first time around 300 BC. It is in China that it first emerged, over 4000 years ago, but Japan is credited with popularizing it. It has been served as 'Sansankudo' or wedding drink for generations. Over the years, its preparation has evolved tremendously. Mass production began in the 1300s. However, most people still prefer to prepare it domestically. Today, sake is no longer a Japanese preserve. It has spread all over the world. So, you don't have to visit Japan for you to enjoy sake.