In the afternoon, took a stroll down Rokujo dori (street). Rokujo dori is one of the east-west streets in Kyoto, running from Kawaramachi dori in the east to Horikawa dori in the west, and is equivalent to Rokujo-oji in Heian-kyo. Today's walk is from Shinmachi dori to Horikawa dori in the west (②).
A narrow street stretches west from Shinmachi dori at the corner of "Shofukutei," a long-established noodle shop, and leads to a small shopping street where can enjoy discovering small local stores and stores that seem to be long-established.
Fu (wheat gluten bread) shop "Futo". Delicious fu and fu-based sweets.
"Baigetsu" is a long-established confectionary shop.
Sushi kappou "Yoshino". Lunch is also popular.
At the west end of Horikawa dori, the street came upon the vast site of Nishi (west) Honganji Temple. Nishi Honganji does not call itself Nishi Honganji but "Honganji". The sky was like this lately, with sprinkles of rain and sunny spells. An umbrella was indispensable.
In the evening after the rain, walked to Shijo-Karasuma.
Bought some wines at "Cave Tanaka-ya" along Shinmachi dori. The store had an assortment of mainly French wines, and carried a wine brand called "MakiColle (collection)," supplied by a liquor dealer in Kiryu City, Gunma Prefecture. The signboard was kind of cute. The owner was friendly and explained everything in detail.
In addition to the wine, also bought chicken gizzards, liver, and pork chops in oil and rillettes.
今宵合わせたのは、店主お勧めの白・シャルドネ。北ローヌのA.O.C. シャティヨン・アン・ディオア Chatillon en Diois 、生産者はCave Monge Granon。ステンレス製のタンクでスッキリしながらも、果実味豊か、ふくよかな味わいで、デイリー飲みに最適な一本。ワイン選びは、選択肢が多いが故に途方に暮れることも多いが、適度なコミュニケーションと適切なアドバイスがあると楽しく嬉しい。
Tonight, paired it with a white Chardonnay recommended by the shop owner. This is an A.O.C. Chatillon en Diois from the Northern Rhone, produced by Cave Monge Granon, which is a stainless steel tank and has a refreshing yet fruity and full flavor, making it a perfect wine for daily drinking. Choosing a wine can be a daunting task as there are so many choices, but with proper communication and advice, it can be fun and enjoyable.
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