Young vines, intense wines

| Feb 13, 2009

Young vines, intense wines

Last month saw the Washington Wine Commission host the Taste Washington event, which showcased wines from 45 wineries in the region. For the event in Ebisu at the Westin Hotel’s Galaxy Ballroom on Jan. 29, wine enthusiasts gathered from all over Tokyo eager to ...

Feb 6, 2009

Simple beauty

Fashion photographer Aram Dikiciyan recognizes that his work is hard to define. “I can’t really decide if I’m a fashion photographer or an artist,” he explains over coffee in Tokyo’s fashionable Omotesando district. Our cozy table in this chic Parisian- style cafe overlooks a ...

Simple beauty

Feb 6, 2009

Simple beauty

Fashion photographer Aram Dikiciyan recognizes that his work is hard to define. “I can’t really decide if I’m a fashion photographer or an artist,” he explains over coffee in Tokyo’s fashionable Omotesando district. Our cozy table in this chic Parisian- style cafe overlooks a ...

Japanese wine: unadulterated and ready to go abroad

| Jan 16, 2009

Japanese wine: unadulterated and ready to go abroad

The image most people have of Japanese wine is of the ¥500 plonk sitting next to the synthetic beer and sickly sweet chu-hi cocktails on the shelves of their local convenience store; of the cheap and decidedly dismal stuff of lost weekends and discarded ...

A guide to buying your wine online in Japan

Dec 12, 2008

A guide to buying your wine online in Japan

Enotecawww.enoteca.co.jp If you are looking for the best site to find a bargain, this is the place to go. Enoteca imports wine directly to Japan, so you can avoid heavy in-store price markups. Free shipping is offered on selected items, and if you add ...

Reasonable reds to warm up winter

Dec 12, 2008

Reasonable reds to warm up winter

What with the terrible economic climate and those cold winds blowing down from Siberia, it makes sense to weather out this winter snuggled up in a warm blanket with a nice bottle of red wine and a good novel. In this spirit, we’ve made ...

Juana Molina: 'Music overwhelms me'

Nov 21, 2008

Juana Molina: 'Music overwhelms me'

On the cover of her latest album, “Un Dia,” Juana Molina’s face is distorted beyond all recognition; the effect is both intriguing and disturbing. “If it’s your face (on the album) you would like to be pretty,” the singer/songwriter tells me over the phone ...

Japanese women in the wine world

Nov 14, 2008

Japanese women in the wine world

“A man’s approach to drinking is totally different from a woman’s: Men think about color, what grapes were used, compare the taste and consider its place of origin. Women think about what kind of food a wine will go well with, where we might ...