Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Plum Wine

I am hosting the neighborhood book club at my house on Thursday.  So naturally when I did my shopping today, I stopped in at Wine World to get a supply of wine.  We wised up at some point last winter and moved the book club from 10 in the morning to 4 in the afternoon precisely so wine could be served.  It stimulates discussion (not that that was a problem, but still).

While I was perusing the many, many wines, I noticed a Japan section. Kay has often mentioned her mom's delight in Plum Wine.  So naturally, I had to buy a bottle.  We really have to take advantage of the opportunities to expand our cultural experiences.  It's a good reason to blog.

As it happened, I was planning to make dinner for my neighbors tonight -- a soba (buckwheat) noodle and bok choy stir fry with mirin (a yummy rice vinegar) and coconut aminos (a substitute for soy sauce).  That has some Japanese ingredients so naturally we had to sample that Plum Wine for dessert.

No wonder Kay's mom always has such a delighted and delightful smile.  It was really a perfect sip of dessert!  So naturally, I am sending a thank-you to Kay and her mom!

8 comments:

  1. Now that sounds like a good change for your book club, to hold it at wine o'clock.

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  2. Interesting. I've never tried it. I'll have to put in on the to-do list. Hahaha.

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  3. We learn so many wonderful things from each other and Kay always has something to teach us. Glad to learn of Plum Wine:-)

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  4. Hmm...plum wine huh? What I gleaned from the post is that you changed it to wine o'clock which to me could be bloody marys at 10am. As my Grandmother taught me, it's 5 o'clock somewhere.

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  5. I can see where wine would enliven a book discussion--probably any occasion. How neat that you got to enjoy Kay's Mom's favorite wine. Small world isn't it?

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  6. I don't drink alcohol anymore, but my sister loves wine.

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  7. I love the idea of an afternoon wine club...I mean book club!

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  8. Yes, what DJan said!
    Now I'm really wanting to try that plum wine!

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