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Okonomiyaki gets a wine sidekick

By Michelle Lynn Dinh

Fans of all things delicious, rejoice! Japan has been blessed with a bottle of wine to pair with delectable rounds of grilled whatever-you-want goodness. We’re of course talking about okonomiyaki, the Osaka/Hiroshima specialty that consists of batter mixed with a variety of seafood and savory mix-ins. And although the dish traditionally goes down best with an icy cold beer (with just the right amount of foam), we’re already getting really excited for this new combination.

Oko-Wine, as the new blend is being called, is a red wine made from grapes sourced in Spain. Made specifically to pair with okonomiyaki, the medium-body wine is fruity and spicy with notes of plum and black currant.

One bottle retails for 1,100 yen and was released in September, so you’ll have a good chance of finding it at your nearest retailer in Japan. Although the bottle specifically states that this is Okonomiyaki Wine, even going as far as putting the image of an okonomiyaki spatula on the front, if you can’t quite bring yourself to make the dish at home, you can always just drink the wine. Nothing wrong with that.

Source: Kokubu

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GalapagosnoGairaishuOCT. 07, 2014 - 01:45PM JST I had to pinch myself when I read this.

The whole wine with Asian food is a joke.

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I had to pinch myself when I read this.

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It's a blend of 60% Tempranillo, 30% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon with a classification of Vino de Mesa or Table Wine.

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two please :)

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