Fukuoka is one of only a handful of locales in Japan with a thriving natural wine culture, and excellent wines are readily available. At the same time, Japanese wines made from domestically grown grapes are also attracting attention. Amid this backdrop, Kimiko Iwahashi opened Yukusu to introduce the refined, subtle flavor of Japanese wines to more people and now her cozy bar attracts both wine aficionados and nearby residents. Try authentic wines from Kyushu and other parts of Japan by the glass. Choose from amongst the three bottles of red and white ready to pair with light and seasonal dishes. Salut!
Menu (no charge): Wine/glass (white, red, rosé) ¥650~, sparkling wine ¥900~, bottle of wine ¥3,500~, homemade smoked foods ¥200~, cake salé ¥600, shelled macadamia nuts ¥600, homemade pork shoulder loin ham ¥750
*Foreign language menu: None / Credit cards: Only for bills of ¥10,000 or higher / Reservations possible / No smoking
Originally published in Fukuoka Now Magazine (fn246, Jun. 2019)