6th Japan Wine Festival
4 – 5 April 2020
* This event has been cancelled due to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).
“Japan Wine Festival” will be held for the sixth time this year at Hibiya Park in central Tokyo.
It will offer a great opportunity to taste, in a very relaxed mode, a variety of Japanese wines – not sake, but reds and whites made of grapes.
What is Japanese wine (“Japan Wine”) ?
Japanese wine (called “Japan Wine” as the appellation) refers to the wines made in Japan using only the grapes grown in the country.
Viticulture in Japan extends from Hokkaido in the north to Kyushu in the south. A rich variety of wines are produced according to the terroirs, of grapes that fit the local soil and climate conditions.
In recent years, some Japanese wines have drawn international recognition. Also, “Koshu” and “Muscat Bailey A” are the native grape varieties registered and certified by the International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV).
A law regulating the appellation of Japanese wines has been in force since 30 October 2018.
Japan Wine Festival (“Nihon Wine Matsuri”) 2020
Unlike some prestigious – and, to some, snobbish – wine tasting events, this festival featuring Japanese wines will be held in a very relaxed, casual setting.
It is a “matsuri” (joyous local fair), full of fun.
For the sixth edition, the festival will bring together a total of 42 Japanese winemakers and producers from 16 Prefectures of the country, ranging from major producers such as Château Mercian and Suntory in Yamanashi Prefecture, to lesser known and new houses that produce great wines (*a provisional list of participants is attached to the Japanese post).
This “matsuri” will be an excellent opportunity to discover a rich variety of Japanese wines, with their aromas and bouquets.
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