A second Wines of Japan tasting is set to take place in October, following the success of the “revelatory and acclaimed” event in February this year.

JFOODO has announced that on October 23 it is presenting an expanded selection of Japanese wines to the UK trade, as part of a sustained programme of market support into 2019.

Visitors can expect to taste delicate whites from indigenous Koshu, but also sparkling and skin-contact expressions of this Japanese speciality. In addition to Koshu, there will be a diverse range of both red and white wines from a range of grapes and producers.

Sarah Abbott MW, who is hosting a masterclass at the event, said: “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.”

A masterclass will take place at 12pm (and again at 2.30pm), giving an overview into Japanese viticulture, winemaking and terroirs. Spaces are limited and early booking is encouraged.

The Wines of Japan tasting event will take place on October 23, between 11 and 15.30pm, at St James’s Room, 67 Pall Mall in London. 

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