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  • Article Videos

    More adventures in Japan

    Below is a little bit of Easter Monday/bank holiday silliness, a very short film I made when just about to be quizzed by various journalists in the…

    5 Apr 2010 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Tasting articles

    Château..... Mercian

    I know that at the moment many wine lovers will be seeking news of Châteaux in south-west France. That will follow. Meanwhile here is an assessment of…

    5 Apr 2010 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Inside information

    French reactions to Koshu

    Those of you who have never heard of the Japanese grape variety about which I wrote on Saturday in Koshu gets a passport may be a bit puzzled. But…

    8 Mar 2010 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Free for all

    Koshu gets a passport

    This is a longer version of an article also published in the Financial Times. 'Japan, wine exporter' has a somewhat unlikely ring to it, but that is…

    6 Mar 2010 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    Of rice and men

    This article was also published in the Financial Times.The second course of our dinner at the Tawaraya ryokan, a traditional inn where one sleeps…

    6 Mar 2010 Nick Lander
  • Article Videos

    Sashimi for six, just six

    On our last night in Japan we were taken to Kojyo, the celebrated Tokyo restaurant where reservations are incredibly difficult to come by,…

    26 Feb 2010 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Don't quote me

    Koshu in Kofu

    Here's how to feel important. Go to Yamanashi prefecture in Japan, where 95% of all Japanese Koshu grapes are grown. Taste a few of them. Then go to a…

    24 Feb 2010 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Free for all

    Happy landings - at last

    Further to my trailed pilgrimage east in I'm awfff, Nick and I did not get off to the greatest of starts on our two-week trip around the world. Our…

    22 Feb 2010 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Videos

    Koshu - the new Grüner?

    Last week, jostling for attention with all those burgundy 2008 tastings in London, came a substantial delegation of wine producers from ... Japan. …

    22 Jan 2010 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Inside information

    Suntory acquires ASC

    After months of speculation, leading importer and distributor of wine in China ASC announced earlier today that the majority stake in their company is…

    9 Dec 2009 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    Eating in Tokyo

    This article was also published in the Financial Times.Dinner at Robata Honten and Mikawa, on my last two nights in Tokyo, remain unforgettable, even…

    11 Apr 2009 Nick Lander
  • Article Nick on restaurants

    Top chefs converge on Tokyo

    This article was also published in the Financial Times.The kitchen at RyuGin (The Singing Dragon) was immaculate just before midnight after an…

    21 Feb 2009 Nick Lander
  • Article Travel tips

    A scrubdown in Tokyo

    Most unusually, it's been some time since I have seen my husband. Well before I got back from more than two weeks in New Zealand and Australia on…

    13 Feb 2009 Nick Lander
  • Article Don't quote me

    Berrys go into Japan

    Is there no end to Berry Bros’ imperialistic ambitions? Not content with owning most of St James’s in London, they are already oldtimers in both Hong…

    2 Oct 2008 Julia Harding MW
  • Article Inside information

    Koshu, manga and halves

    The Japanese wine market is evolving steadily with more education and global awareness, but Japan remains a modest wine-consuming country.…

    17 Jul 2008 Victoria Daskal