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Wine Tasting at Rive Gauche, Ashiya, Japan

Every first Sunday of the month our local off-license, Rive Gauche, has an informal wine tasting. We’ve been going there for a few months now, and finally got around to writing about it. Basically you pay about ¥2000-3000 ($20-30) depending on the wine selection, and get to taste around 20 wines, usually starting with a […]


My Wine Tastes of Bugs!

A while ago I bought a book (or rather a Mook – a magazine/book) about wine here in Japan, called the “Basic Wine Book” – ワイン基本ブック which is, as the title suggests a beginners guide to wine. And pretty useful it is too. It has sections on the major wine regions in the world, and […]


Chanmoris Winery, Katsunuma Japan

The next winery on our tour of Katsunuma wineries in Japan was directly across the road from Domaine Chateraise, the Chanmoris Winery owned by the rather long named company Koshu Budou ShuHonPo. Not sure what that translates as but Koshu Budou = Koshu Grapes, which are the only native grapes to Japan, and make up […]


Domaine Chateraise Winery in Katsunuma Japan

Previous Katsunuma Post The great thing about Katsunuma (one of the main winery areas in Japan) is it’s size. Pretty much each winery and vineyard is in walking distance. Our “minshoku” (called Tembouen and highly recommended if you stay in Katsunuma) which is like a Japanese B&B seemed to be pretty much in the centre […]


Wine Tasting Etiquette – Fry and Laurie Style

Dr House showing you how to “Wine Taste” (Hugh Laurie actually from back in the day).

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