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Sake pairings 1 – Gentle Breeze

May 25, 2017

I thought I’d start a series of very brief posts where I show my experiences of trying various sake pairings with the sakes we offer in our shop.

Fukukomachi “Gentle Breeze” Junmai Ginjo from Kimura Shuzo

(find in our shop)


pickled herring (roll mops), mozzarella and plum tomatoes

Gentle Breeze w pickled herring, mozzarella and tomato


I’m a big fan of trying sake with non-Japanese foods and I encourage everyone to try!

This sake paring was a big win. Gentle Breeze is a great balance between aroma and flavour so the fruitiness of the sake calmed the fishiness of the herring, and the umami in the tomato and sake complemented each other beautifully. Finally the gentle acidity in the sake was more than enough to deal with the creamy mozzarella without overwhelming it.