You wait months for a serious Japanese wine tasting event to turn up and then you are treated to two in less than a month. Following hot on the heels of last week’s Koshu tasting comes a separate event that looks to showcase all styles of Japanese wines in the aptly named New Wines of Japan tasting. But there is sure to be plenty of demand and interest from leading sommeliers and on-trade wine buyers as the subtlety, diversity and elegance of Japanese wines become recognised as an exciting new wine pairing for a whole range of premium cuisines. Sarah Abbott MW gives her personal view on why she thinks Japanese wines are so well suited to discerning wine buyers and consumers.