Japan is famous for sake, but did you know it also makes excellent wine – and boasts its own native white varietal, koshu? Join our tutor and Japan expert Sarah for a fabulous evening exploring the history and culture of Japan’s wine-growing regions while tasting some hard-to-find top Japanese wines!
We will delve into the fascinating history of wine in Japan from medieval times to the Meiji period and explore Japan’s main wine-producing regions:
Yamanashi - famous for koshu, Muscat Bailey A and a unique vine trellising method adapted for this humid climate
Nagano and Yamagata - emerging stars in the Japanese wine industry focusing on Chardonnay, Syrah, Cabernet and Merlot
Hokkaido - pushing the limits of cool climate viticulture in the north.
On this evening you will taste at least seven Japanese wines from a variety of styles, accompanied by fine cheeses and Japanese-influenced nibbles.
Wines to taste (7): TBC
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