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Kimura Glass: A Tasting Seminar to Enjoy Wine and Glass Pairings No.1

Jan. 20th (Sun) 2019 18:00 〜 21:00
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Slender and light, the pleasure of using these glasses defies explanation.
This will be the first seminar to enjoy natural wine and glass pairings using glassware from "Kimura Glass," a brand renowned by culinary professionals.


This seminar will be lead by Yutaro Kimura of "Kimura Glass" (creator of wine glasses featured at NOHGA HOTEL), Yu Nakao of "VIRTUS Wine" (now establishing its head office in Yanaka) and Naoki Yamada of Shiga Prefecture's "Hitomi Winery".

Wines to perfectly complement each will be sourced from Hitomi Winery, selected by the hosts. This is a unique opportunity to inquire and learn about the stories and emotions behind the cultivation and production of wine. We welcome you to enjoy the delicious differences in flavor and texture of each wine as we taste them from various glasses.


*Actual menu may vary

In addition, Bistro NOHGA will be preparing a course dinner for participants of this seminar. Come enjoy pairing a natural wine with the accentuated flavors of the natural ingredients of our dishes.
Each seminar participant will receive a 15oz "Piccolo" wine glass, a Kimura Glass piece also used at Bistro NOHGA. We hope you will join us for this unique opportunity.


On following Sunday January 27th, Yu Nakao of "VIRTUS Wine" and Hirotaka Meguro from Sendai Prefecture winery "Fattoria AL FIORE" will host the second seminar (See details from here) Feel free to participate both dates or either one.


Workshop Outline


1. Wine Glass Introduction
2. Wine Introduction
3. Glass and Wine Pairing and Bistro NOHGA Course Meal
4. Q&A


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Check-in Time

Please register at the front desk on 1st floor from 17:40.



Participant Capacity

20 people


Must be 20 Years or Older
This seminar includes alcohol consumption. Please travel to and from the seminar by public transportation or taxi.

Registration Deadline

Friday, January 18th at 15:00


Mr. Yutaro Kimura / Director of "Kimura Glass"
Kimura Glass is a glassmaker with headquarters and showroom in Yushima. Established in 1910 as a "manufacturer without a factory", Kimura Glass has collaborated with craftsmen and factories to produce countless original designs, and worked with international designers to source and sell their pieces. With such a unique approach and quality products, Kimura Glass has become a fixture in professional culinary circles.

Mr. Yu Nakao / Wineshop "VIRTUS Wine" President
A specialist of local French wines, Mr. Nakao established the French wine importer and distributer VIRTUS Wine Co. Ltd. in June of 2015. Leveraging his amounted experience as a wine seller and partner of wine producers, his aim is to transform "wine business" into "wine culture".
At his store, he is building bridges between wine producers and consumers through wine storytelling and education.

Mr. Naoki Yamada / Director of wine production at Hitomi Winery
The winery's founder, Reizo Zushi, was originally President of an apparel company, but from an undying love of wine, was drawn to try his hand at making it himself. Starting from scratch, Mr. Zushi cultivated his own vineyard and farm in 1991. Then, in 2013, Mr. Yamada joined Hitomi Winery, attracted by its creative approach to the winemaking craft. A young winemaker at 29, he has earned significant experience directing wine from cultivation to production, and even handled wine label design.
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