What is "Sakura" Japan Women's Wine Awards ?
The 2019 Sakura Awards, an international wine competition judged by women, will be celebrating its 6th year.
It is chaired by, Yumi Tanabe, who is an active wine educator. The judges are female wine specialists, namely sommeliers, winemakers, wine educators, journalists, importers and distributors. This year, 560 judges will gather to the blind test 4,326 wines on January 29th and 30th. This wine event will generate domestic and international interest, help create new standards for Japanese women to select wine, contribute to the development of a wine culture, and boost the Japanese wine market.