February 18 is observed annually as National Drink Wine Day, it would be a shame to celebrate only one day a year. The purpose of National Drink Wine Day is to spread the love and health benefits of wine. Wine has played an important role in history, religion and relationships. We embrace the positive benefits of wine such as new friends, reduced risk of heart disease and the enhancement of food and life.
While the origin of this occasion is unknown, it is believed that either a winemaker or connoisseur created this day. Perhaps this day is just a reminder to drink wine, just like many wine holidays throughout the year. While you don't a reason to enjoy a good bottle of wine, we think it would a shame to miss on a reason to pop that cork on your favorite wine or try a new one!
Celebrate with Japanese Wine
Morita Koshu Winery was established in 1973. However, there is a deeper story behind this history. In 1881, Morita Koshu opened a vineyard in Kosuzutani, Tokoname City, Aichi Prefecture, and challenged the idea of making wine like that of France, a leading wine country. However, phylloxera (root aphid), which was rampant worldwide at the time, attacked Morita Vineyard and quickly destroyed the vineyard. Unfortunately, the dream of producing wine on a par with France was not fulfilled.
The Morita Koshu Winery was established in Katsunuma, a famous wine-growing region known as the Bordeaux of Japan, to carry on the dream that had once been shattered. The passion for winemaking has transcended 100 years and is still being passed on by the winemakers.
The wine is made with the idea of bottling the grapes as they are, with minimal processing or adjustments during the vinification process, which results in a wine with an honest grape flavor. Good wine comes from good grapes, and this is a winery that cherishes the idea of never forgetting to be grateful for the blessings of nature.
Chanmoris Nihon Budoshu is a special limited-edition wine, that planned as a "hospitality" wine for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and foreign visitors to Japan. Using grapes harvested by the traditional Japanese cultivation method of trellising, the wine is made is uniquely and spectaculary Japanese, with a label design using ukiyoe woodblock prints reminiscent of Japan's traditional climate. The wine is made by gathering the best grapes from all over Japan and using the best of the blending techniques cultivated by Morita Koshu Winery to create a top-secret assemblage, resulting in a floral Japanese wine reminiscent of traditional Japanese culture.
Enjoy this special hospitality wine on the National Drink Wine Day!