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!