Feta, Olive and Sun-dried Tomato Bruschetta x Shirakabegura Mio Sparkling Sake

Pairing fresh flavours with fantastic fizz


Serves 4-6

  • 150g cream cheese, softened
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 50g Kalamata olives, pitted
  • 50g sun-dried tomatoes in oil
  • 1 French baguette
  • 40g feta cheese, crumbled
  • Handful of rocket


  1. Mix the cream cheese, minced garlic, and chopped dill in a bowl. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
  2. Roughly chop the Kalamata olives and sun-dried tomatoes.
  3. Slice the baguette diagonally, into thick slices, and lightly toast the slices until they are light brown on both sides.
  4. Spread the cream cheese on the toast slices.
  5. Top with the Kalamata olives, sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese, and rocket


Shirakabegura Mio Sparkling Sake is the perfect bubbly to enjoy with a fresh and fruity dessert. Try with this simply sensational Blackberry Eton Mess for a sparkling summery treat. Add 200g blackberries, 40g caster sugar, 1 tbsp lemon juice, and 80ml water to a pan, bring to the boil, simmer on low until the fruit is soft, then blitz in a blender and strain. Whip 400ml double cream to soft peaks. Break 4 meringue nests into pieces. Divide 200g fresh blackberries among 4 glasses, then layer up with meringue pieces, blackberry purée, and double cream.

About Shirakabegura Mio Sparkling Sake

Shirakabegura Mio Sparkling SakeMio for short – is a softly acidic and deliciously refreshing sake with subtle fruit notes that’s low in alcohol at just 5% ABV. Mio contains no added sugar or sweetener; the source of it’s all-natural sweetness is nothing more than a careful fermentation process. This is a unique drink with all-round appeal.

Also Try

’s other premium sake: Kimoto Junmai is brewed through a traditional labour intensive technique, known as kimoto, which makes this sake complex with a fragrant and melon-rich nose that develops into a soft and medium bodied palate with a good balance of acidity. Daiginjo Muroka Genshu is a non-charcoal filtered daiginjo brewed at a cool temperature, with hints of apple and a smooth flavour. Junmai Daiginjo is a flagship product that has an exceptionally delicate ginjo aroma with a mellow banana note and a crisp finish.

Where to buy

Shirakabegura sake is available at London Sake, Japan Centre, Rice Wine Shop, Hedonism Wines. Also available at various Japanese restaurants and grocery stores.