Drops of God authors turn to wine pairing

27th May, 2016 by Patrick Schmitt

Japanese manga authors and creators of the wine-themed Japanese cartoon sensation, The Drops of God, have released a new series based on wine and food pairing.

Yuko and Shin

Manga authors Yuko and Shin Kibayashi

Yuko and Shin Kibayashi, the brother and sister duo writing under the penname of Tadashi Agi, told the drinks business at Vinexpo Hong Kong on Wednesday that they have been working on a new manga series, which this time focuses on the challenges of matching food and wine.

The pair first created the weekly Manga series called The Drops of God (神の雫 Kami no Shizuku) in November 2004 and the storyline follows Shizuku Kanzaki, the son of a recently deceased wine critic who competes against his father’s adopted son to take ownership of an incredible collection of wines amassed by his father over the last 30 years.

The last volume (which was the 44th) was published in June 2014.

Now they say that they are continuing with wine-themed manga, but with a new focus – finding the ideal wine for different types of food.

Yuko Kibayashi told db, “I’m often asked when dining what kind of wine will go with what food –….

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