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Market visit to Tokyo 10 weeks after, Gambatte Japan !

A full pictures report from a few days in Tokyo, just about 10 weeks after March 11.
First part with good friends François Bannier and Gregory Hecht of Hecht & Bannier and the fantastic team of Jeroboam for their seasonnal trade tasting. Hugel wine dinner at BEIGE Alain Ducasse, lunch at Mitsuwa-Ginza with media Blogger Fumiko Aoki, instore tasting and bottle signing at Tokyu Honten followed by JFWC Party at Biervana. Attending was Mika Walker who I had seen with her husband in Bombay last Frebruary. Check Mika's Bog, Mika was runner-up Miss Universe 1995...
Tuesday, some staff training at the newly moved Tokyo American Club and Hugel wine dinner at ARGO, restaurant français.
Nihon Gadaiski, Gambatte Japan !

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A very moving visit to Japan, southern cities report

Photos added as the market visit proceeded, starting May 23 in Osaka, Kobe, Fukuoka, Nagoya, Tokyo (special separate report), Sendai and Miyazaki to finally return to Tokyo.
This long planned visit was first to last a week but because of the events, a 2 full weeks were spent in this market were Hugel wines have been successfully present for over 60 years. It included a very moving day in Sendai (special separate report), in the areas affected by the March 11 quake and tsunami. First week with good friends François Bannier and Gregory Hecht of Hecht & Bannier and the fantastic team of Jeroboam.
One final day in southern city of Miyasaki organised by Jeroboam's Tatsuya Amitani with events in association with Yoshino Saketen soon reported on their Blog.
Gambatte Japan !

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De beste asperges met Hugel wijnen... what else ?


White Dutch asperges is a classic match with our wines so time has come again to visit Holland this spring as the season is early this year due to an outstanding spring weather. The occasion could not have been better to spend a few days with THE asperge king of Holland, namely the celebrated Hostellerie de Hamert.
The friendship goes back 30 years between Pieter Smits and Hugel, remembering the visit to de Hamert with Marc Heaberlin in the 80's as shown by the photo in the restaurant entrance...
Magriet had already peeled almost 1500 kg of asperges by the time of the visit and our longtime agents OR & Boelen (now over 60 years of collaboration with us) did organise here a tasting and masterclass for top clients of our wines as part of a series of events organised by Kees Klein Velderman at the celebrated Alliance restaurant... now under management of next generation Roger and his wife Monique
By the end of the events, the glass recycling bin was overflowing with empty bottles with the yellow label !
Time also to remind everyone in Holland of the launch our new website in Dutch...

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Neu - Nuevo - Nieuw website !


Very pleased to announce our new websites auf Deutsch, en español, in Nederlands

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