Jacob’s Creek creates wine for sushi

19th April, 2013 by Patrick Schmitt

Jacob’s Creek has launched a new wine designed specifically to pair with Japanese food.

Called WAH, the new blend was created in partnership with Mamoru Sugiyama, Japanese sushi chef and owner of Michelin-starred sushi restaurant in Tokyo called Ginza Sushi Kou.

The character for “WAH” has many meanings according to the Australian brand owner Pernod Ricard, including “Japan” itself, “Japanese cuisine”, or “story-telling” as well as being the first syllable in the word “wine”.

The new product has been blended using grapes from the Adelaide Hills to complement foods using dashi or soy sauce – above all sushi – according to Jacob’s Creek winemaker Rebekah Richardson, who worked with Sugiyama on the wine.

“Sugiyama-san taught us that the sushi dining experience is as much about taste – in terms….

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