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High hopes for Japan’s wine in the Old World

Japan’s wine industry may be young, but its Koshu grapes date back a thousand years and produce a unique white wine

By Patrice Novotny  /  AFP, KAI, Japan

Sakurai says Japanese wine is now of sufficient quality to export and could even compete with some old world wines.

“We are hoping to sell some of the higher-end wines in Europe, and build up a prestige brand,” he said.

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