For those who don’t know their Merlot from their Chardonnay, the Three Country Premium Wine Tasting double event may provide the perfect opportunity to discover the difference. Pay a mere ¥2,000 on entry and you will have access to more than 100 wines. While your liver may not forgive you the morning after, your conscience will as all profits will be donated to the Red Cross to help the victims of the disaster-hit region of Tohoku.

The name of the event suggests that the wine will only be coming from three countries, but this is a bit of a misnomer. Wines from the Provence, Loire, Rhone and Alsace regions of France will be included, as will Spanish and Italian wines from Europe. Representing other places in the world are wines from Chile, the West Coast of the United States and Australia.

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