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Lumiere Petillant & Aruga Branca Brilhante, Japanese sparkling wine

Unique wines from Japan

Yes, it sounds strange. For me it was completely unknown until I saw an invitation to the tasting of Japanese wines. But it’s no stranger than wine grown in Sweden. Japan has mostly a better climate than northern Europe for viticulture. BKWine Magazine’s reporter Peter Cronström had the opportunity to try some very unusual wines. […]

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Jacob’s Creek designs wine for Japanese market

Is a wine that has been created for a particular market or for a certain taste a lesser wine than a so-called terroir wine that comes from a specific, well-defined vineyard? No, not necessarily. But probably it is a little less interesting for a wine enthusiast. Many wines are blended together to acquire a certain […]

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Japanese Whisky – Facts, figures and taste

Japanese Whisky – Facts, figures and taste By: Ulf Buxrud Publisher: DataAnalysis Scandinavia AB, http://www.buxrud.se/japan.htm Ulf Buxrud is a great connoisseur of whisky. He has previously written a book about single malts from Scotland. This is his second book and in it he explores the world of Japanese whisky. Contrary to many other spirits (and […]

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Japanese wine to be sold in Europe

Shizen, Cuvée Denis Dubourdieu 2006 is the first (we are told) Japanese wine to be sold in Europe. It is made from the Japanese grape variety Koshu and will be available in the United Kingdom, at the one-star restaurant Umu in London. The name? Well, Denis Dubourdieu is a famous Bordeaux based oenologist and consultant […]

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