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Portrait of a Young Winemaker: Ayana Misawa of Japan’s Grace Wines

The Grace Winery in Katsunuma One of the greatest pleasures of traveling the world of wine is meeting young winemakers of great promise.  On last month’s trip (which we recently wrote about) to Japan’s Yamanashi Prefecture where its vitis vinifera … Continue reading

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THE WINE OF JAPAN: KOSHU

Koshu, a pink-skinned vitis vinifera grape, arrived in Japan about a thousand years ago, just how and when is not precisely known. What is known is that wine has been made from Koshu since the 19th century and that it … Continue reading

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Wine in Japan

Tokyo is the epicurean’s delight with an incredible selection of international restaurants and excellent wine shops. Japanese wine isn’t very visible, however. During my stay in Tokyo I visited the YaMaYa wine shop in Akasaka. YaMaYa has a very good … Continue reading

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