A Journey into the World of Wine

Meets on four Saturdays: October 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

Time: 14:00 - 18:00

Class Code: SEM5

Each class will be an enjoyable journey into the worldwide realm of wine. You don’t need to go to Sonoma Valley or the fields of France or Italy for a wine-tasting treat. You can do it here in the convenient Shinjuku area of Tokyo. Before you taste each wine, Sandra Shoji, a wine master, will explain its unique fragrance and flavor, the types of grapes that were used in creating the wine and the geographic regions and soil conditions required for growing those special grapes. Effortlessly, you will learn the terminology of the wine connoisseur, and in just a month, you can become a wine savant and be able to choose with confidence the wines to accompany various kinds of meals.

※Tuition (¥39,000) & additional wine fees (¥20,000) will be required.

※Application Deadline: September 29th, Saturday

Teacher: Ms. Sandra Shoji

Ms. Sandra Shoji spent four years studying wine at the prestigious Wine &Spirits Education Trust in London and was awarded the WSET Diploma, the institute’s highest certificate. She also studied a year at the Institute of Wine Masters and passed the extremely difficult Certified Wine Educator Exam. She has published wine columns in the US magazine Wines and Vines and for many years wrote a wine column for the Daily Yomiuri. She has been a wine judge for the annual Wine Challenge in Japan for the past 17 years, judging wines from around the world. Despite all her sophisticated experience and knowledge, Ms. Shoji is basically a down-to-earth fun-loving person from Minnesota.