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Finding Identity in Japanese Wine

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Finding Identity in Japanese Wine


“Hokkaido wine is a joke,” the veteran wine importer said. We were at the venerable Tokyo wine bar Shonzui, I was in another galaxy having stepped off of 16-hour flight straight into a bottle of Vouette et Sorbee. I looked at my friend and travel partner, José Pastor, was the woman making some sort of cross-cultural observation that we didn’t understand?