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Kimura Glass: A Tasting Seminar to Enjoy Wine and Glass Pairings No.2

Jan. 27th (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 second 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 Hirotaka Meguro from Sendai Prefecture winery "Fattoria AL FIORE" and Yu Nakao of "VIRTUS Wine" (now establishing its head office in Yanaka, Taito Ward).
Wines to perfectly complement each will be sourced from AL FIORE, selected by the Mr.Meguro and Mr.Nakao. 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.


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.


*Actual menu may vary

Each seminar participant will receive a 15oz "Piccolo" wine glass, a Kimura Glass piece also used at Bistro NOHGA.


On the previous Sunday, January 20th, 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" will host the first seminar.(See details from here)。We hope you will join us for this unique opportunity.


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 25th
*Application will be closed as soon as the number of participants reaches the limit.


Mr. Hirotaka Meguro / CEO of "Fattoria AL FIORE"
After living in Italy to study Italian cuisine and train his palate, Mr. Meguro developed a keen and studious sense of the culinary arts. It is with this skill and love that he opened "AL FIORE." This Italian restaurant is known to draw out and savor the full potential of each ingredient it sources from the Earth.
In 2015, in the face of substantial unertainty, "AL FIORE" strove to push its beliefs and values forward, and establish itself as a vehicle to build communities around agriculture. Today, "AL FIORE" has proven to be successful in the production and consulting business to create a harmonious relationship between the worlds of local food, agriculture, industry, and education.

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.
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