Thirsty Thursday ~ August 18, 2011 – “Plum Wine and Pickles”

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A Curious Coupling … That Works

​As I was enjoying my Japanese dinner party last week, I stumbled across a food and wine pair that was so odd, it actually worked. The wine was Choya Umeshu, which is an almost disturbingly sweet wine containing real plums floating within. Authentically Japanese, it’s housed in a strange but useful bottle sealed with foil and with a pour spout. I wasn’t sure why this would be necessary until I tasted it.