The event was hosted by Kenichi Ohash, Wine Master, Director of Red Bridge, a contracting marketing company of the National Wine Agency, and Motohiro Oko, a well-known Japanese sommelier.
Nagano Prefecture, home to Matsumoto, is the third largest wine producer in Japan.
Georgian wine was presented in Nagano for the first time and its goal was to increase the awareness of Georgian wine among consumers and to promote sales in the wine trade market. The tasting was attended by 35 representatives of restaurants, wine bars and hotels.
The presentation by Kenichi Ohashi included the history of Georgia, the diversity of local vine varieties and winemaking methods, as well as the experience of blending Georgian wine with Japanese cuisine.
A total of 7 wines were presented at the tasting, both European style and made with pitcher technology.
Source: Georgian Wine National Agency.