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Video: Koshu and beyond. A tipping point for Japanese Wine.

On the 23rd October 2019 we presented two fully-subscribed Masterclasses on New Wave Japanese Wines. The first session was held at 67 Pall Mall, London’s renowned private members’ club for wine lovers, and was followed by a walk-around tasting. The second Masterclass was held at Trade Soho member’s club for the hospitality community.

The masterclass showcased a selection of wines, with a focus on Koshu, with diverse wines chosen to highlight Japan as an emerging and thrilling cool-climate wine producer. Koshu is Japan’s calling card – an indigenous variety of increasingly diverse and always elegant character with amazing food-matching power.

For a quick briefing on how the UK trade is responding to contemporary Koshu, and other Japanese Wines, watch our video here.

And for details of the event, wines and menus, see our Event Report.


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Japanese wine’s big moment

Earlier this year, a panel of industry experts gathered in London to assess over 100 Japanese wines. Analysing style, flavour profile, packaging and positioning of each wine in the market, the panel’s aim was to help Japan’s small but blossoming wine industry with targeted advice for each producer on how to develop their sales in the UK market.  This is a key part of what […]