• 22 January, 2019, 11:00 - 16:30
    Japan Tasting Event:
    Location: The Geisha Room, The Ivy, Spinningfields, The Pavilion, Byrom Street, Manchester, M3 3HG
    Come and discover the wines of Japan! You can expect to taste delicate whites from indigenous Koshu, but also sparkling and skin-contact expressions of this Japanese speciality. There is more to Japanese wine than Koshu, and a diverse range of both red and white wines from a range of grapes and producers will also be on show. The wines offer bright, expressive fruit and fresh elegance. For decades, Japanese wine was barely exported, and much was of basic quality, made using imported concentrate. From the early 2000s, new regulations made it easier for boutique wineries to set up, and stipulated that only Japanese grapes can make Japanese wine. In just 15 years, the quality, diversity, and export potential of Japanese wine has soared. The UK’s love for Japanese culture, cuisine and drinks is booming, and both traditional and fusion restaurants and bars attracting acclaim, business and attention. Places are strictly limited due to space restrictions - please indicate which session you would like to attend.