I used to drink sake on my birthday. I then changed the ritual and went on holiday for my birthday. The last time I tried to buy sake was in Glasgow, but the guy in the off license told me they no longer it, because of some problem with poisoned rice.
I saw a bottle in the \real supermarket here in Wuppertal. The bottle was lying on my kitchen floor for a couple of months. While I watching Hari Kari I decided it was time to open it. It was a brand of sake I had never tried before and I found I didn't like it. I usually drink it cold and I was drinking it out of a wine glass.
The next night I found my sake cup and bottle. I heated the sake, and I am back in love with sake again.