Saké has a higher alcohol content than wine.

Answer: True.

The alcohol by volume (abv) of wine typically falls between 12 and 15 percent. Saké (undiluted by water) is generally 18 to 20 percent alcohol by volume, and one type of especially strong saké—Genshu—often exceeds 20 percent abv.

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