- Interesting Stories of Wines by the Owner of a Liquor Shop ESPOA Ogino
- Drinking at Home is the Best
for Stay-at-Home Drinkers
- Fine Restaurants Served
by a Sommelier
Autumn is the most glorious and delicious season of the year and also a good season for enjoying wines. We want to enjoy drinking wines not only on special days but also on ordinary days! Mr. Hiroyuki Ogino, who is a qualified wine sommelier as well as the owner of a liquor shop ESPOA Ogino, will advise you on wonderful paring of wine and food. He will also introduce you the proper way of storing wines. And Naoki Saito, the chef of Bistro Saito, will teach you his original recipes and many tips for cooking. Enjoy your autumn!
Interesting wine stories by the owner of ESPOA Ogino
ESPOA Ogino, a liquor shop, has been inherited successively since Edo period. The 6th generation Mr. Hiroyuki Ogino teaches us pairing of wine and food, and proper ways to store wine. He recommends some different types of French wines from the vintners, which goes with cheese and prosciutto.
Wine Gakuen, a wine schoolCourse: Basic course (5 times)
Starting every April and October
Fees: 20,000 yen (including wine tastings in each class, a textbook, six glasses for the tastings)
At his school, the students will try six types of wines to know the difference of the taste, and also learn the best way to drink wines.
Drinking at home is the best for stay-at-home drinkers.
Autumn night is the best time to drink wine at home. Mr. Ogino recommends some delicious wines that go with tasty cheese and prosciutto.
Savoring a glass of wine with [a bit of delicious cheese]
Natural cheese 1,980 yen (included tax)
The shop specializes in imported cheese from all over the world, being confident of the taste and the quality. There are many direct shops all over Japan.More details
the same region.
Langres, a washed-rind cow’s milk cheese, is made in Champagne, a region in the east of Paris, France. The cheese has a small sunken indent in the top, known as the fontaine. It has a creamy and mild flavor taste, and melts smoothly in the mouth. The product makes a good pairing with a fruity flavor and sensitive tiny bubble champagne.
De Sousa Brut
Tradition 7,000 yen (excluded tax)
Pleasant wine with smooth texture of prosciutto
Light salty, soft and tasty prosciutto matches with both red wines and white wines.
According to Mr. Ogino it is difficult to find such wines which are incompatible with the prosciutto. He selects a spicy and mellow organic wine, which is made under lots of sunlight in Southern France. The wine perfectly matches with the night of autumn.
Dom. Jean David
Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2,500 yen (excluded tax)
990 yen/100g (included tax)
The bakery is very popular for home-made German hams and sausages. The owner won the excellence of awards of the International Meat Council which is also known as the Sausage Olympics.More details
Enjoy the special combination of delicious baguettes and French wine
The Bakery, Mugiko Seipanjo
Bakery & café BAKUBAKU
2,500 yen (excluded tax)
Bordeaux Blanc has fragrant aroma, fresh fruity flavor and pleasant taste.
2,000 yen (excluded tax)
You can enjoy a delicacy of mellow honey aroma, oaky impression, and ripe fruit flavor.
2,200 yen (excluded tax)
It is savory and rich taste red wine, which is well balanced by tannin.
210 yen (included tax)The baguette, which is made of Japanese domestic flours, grinded by a stone mill, is baked after the long fermentation.
Being fully aware of the texture and the flavor of the bread, the bakery makes safety and secured bread, using Japanese domestic flours.More details
180 yen (included tax)The more you chew, the more depth of the batard flavor can be enjoyed, which goes with red wine.
The bakery is run by Social Welfare Corporation and offers its jobs for people with disabilities. You can eat the bread and pizza at the bakery.More details
250 yen (included tax)The aroma and salty and acid flavor of the wheat bread will stimulate your appetite.
The curry bread is very popular in the shop. The shop keeps making an effort to deliver healthier bread to many people.More details
263 yen (included tax)A baguette with crispy texture and natural sweet taste is made by Japanese domestic flours.
The bakery, serving 70 kinds of bread all the time, is very popular in Tachikawa. You can eat the bread can be eaten at the Café.More details
Very delicious recipe which goes with white wines
Adding some Dijon mustard to the dressing is Bistro Saito style. Add the sautéed liver, thick slice of sautéed bacon, some small pieces of garlic toasts and the poached egg to your fresh green salad with chopped parsley.
Ingredients (Four servings)
- 1/3 of a whole lettuce
- Bacon 100g
- 1/3 of a whole of sunny lettuce
- 6 slices of garlic toast
- 1/3 of a pack of green leaves
- 1 pack of baby leaves
- 2 tablespoon French dressing
- 4 eggs
- 2 tablespoon mustard
- 4 poultry livers
- 50mL wine vinegar
- A sprig of rosemary
- 200mL salad oil
French Cooking Class by a chef of Bistro Saito!
Let’s learn real French cuisine!
Bistro Saito is a popular French bistro in Tachikawa, which once was introduced on this site. The bistro has a demonstration cooking class by the chef Naoki Saito. He teaches, with good sense of humor, some cooking tips and his techniques which cannot be learnt in any other places. The recipes and his teachings are so interesting; students would want to take some notes down. Today’s menu is Lyonnaise salad that goes with white wine, real beef curry for home-made cooking, and choux pargot for dessert. The chef’s humorous character has made the class more comfortable and interesting. The curry, with sweet flavor from variety of vegetables and fruits, matches wonderfully with spicy red wines.
The bistro, with a large counter and some tables, has very cozy and friendly atmosphere.
You can enjoy very delicious and real French dishes with selected ingredients.More details
The fine restaurants where a sommelier serves you with a list of delicious wine
We recommend some good restaurants serving delicious wine and pleasant-tasting meal in Tachikawa. Each sommelier will choose for you delicious wine that goes with Italian dishes, French dishes and Teppanyaki respectively.
When having a dinner in the atmosphere of a scene from a French movie, one can enjoy the feeling of Parisienne. The restaurant is filled with the preferences of the owner, who is also a sommelier.More details
selection of organic wines make a wonderful match!More details