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Melinda Joe

Melinda Joe is an American journalist in Tokyo. A certified wine and sake professional, she writes about Japanese drinks in her Kanpai Culture column for The Japan Times and blogs at tokyodrinkingglass.blogspot.com.

For Melinda Joe's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Cacao: Sensory infusions of chocolate and alcohol

Food & Drink | KANPAI CULTURE Feb 16, 2019

Cacao: Sensory infusions of chocolate and alcohol

Journey Company, the first international brand to carry Colombia's official mark of approval for their chocolates, collaborates with Japanese artisans to release limited-edition sweets infused with flavors like matcha green tea and umeshu (plum wine). To further the sensory experience, at their Chocolate Bank ...

Pheasant's Tears: Preserving Georgia's wine tradition

Food & Drink Nov 24, 2018

Pheasant's Tears: Preserving Georgia's wine tradition

On Dec. 1 and 2, John Wurdeman will visit Japan with a group of Georgian wine producers to participate in the first Tokyo edition of Rootstock, Sydney's popular natural wine festival. He's not sure if they will sing, but one thing is certain: There ...