The Oregon Wine Board, in conjunction with the Washington State Wine Commission, will be hosting a trade tasting and educational seminars in Seoul, South Korea and Tokyo and Osaka, Japan in early February.
The group will be in Seoul on Feb. 6 and participation provides an opportunity to pour your wines for more than 200 trade representatives including those from hotels, restaurants and bars, retailers, distributors and media. This is a great opportunity to present your wines to a very exciting and growing market for Oregon wine. The cost to participate is $200 and is limited so register now.
On Feb. 8 the group will head to Tokyo, followed by Osaka on Feb. 9. Both events will be made up of mostly Japanese importers that represent Oregon and Washington wines. However, if you are looking for representation in Japan, you are invited to attend. Booths are available for individual wineries looking for importers. In participating, you will not only meet and speak with potential importers and distributors, but also develop an understanding of the Japanese market for Oregon wine. The cost to participate is $500 for a half booth or $735 for a full booth, which includes both the Tokyo and Osaka events. The deadline to register is Oct. 31 and space is limited, so register now to ensure your participation.
If you already have representation in Japan you will need to work through your importer to arrange a presence at the importer’s booth. Please do not register with the link above but rather through the event organizer Todd Stevens.