I’m embarrassed to say this is the first time I’ve heard of this Japanese manga related to wine.
- I like manga
- I like wine
- I live in Japan
According to Dale Cruse’s Blog Drinks Are On Me this is a hugely influential manga when it comes to wine purchases by Japanese people. Sales jump whenever a specific wine gets mentioned in the pages of the manga apparently read by over half a million Japanese a week!
Check out the link above to Dale’s blog for more info, and also he’s translated them into English!
As can be seen on Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/djcruse/sets/72157618804754379/show/
I’m still struggling through “Sommelier” by Joh Araki (I should say that I’m only struggling through it as it’s in Japanese, not because it’s boring!)