News Release
June 20, 2017

This is a newsletter from “ SAKURA” Japan Women’s Wine Awards Office.

The 4th "SAKURA" Japan Women's Wine Awards 2017 (abbreviation: "SAKURA" Wine Awards) was concluded and the preparations for the 5th “SAKURA” Wine Awards 2018 is about to start!!

1. What is "SAKURA" Wine Awards?

We welcome all new comers who have not heard of "SAKURA" Japan Women's Wine Awards.
"Sakura" Japan Women’s Wine Awards, the largest competition in Japan, is chaired by Yumi Tanabe, wine educator and writer.

The judges consist of Japanese women selected from among profound wine specialists including sommeliers, winemakers, wine educators, wine journalists, distributors, retailers, and buyers. On our fourth year, we had 4,212 wines registered.
Compared to 1,922 items in the first year (2014), it has shown considerable growth.
They were judged under strict supervision by 406 judges.
The idea of evaluating wine by female judges set a new guideline and will consequently energize the wine industry in Japan.

2. Renewal of "SAKURA" Wine Awards Web site

Please check out our renewed Web site for the 5th.

3. Recent Promotion Activity at wine exhibitions overseas

Chairperson Yumi Tanabe and the staff of “SAKURA” Wine Awards office visited Prowein in Germany, Vinitaly in Italy and Fenavin in Spain to meet a lot of wineries and producers associations.
Please have a look at the photo gallery for the three exhibitions.
Please Click Here.
Now we are visiting Vinexpo Bordeaux in France and the photo will be uploaded on our web later.

4. Schedule for the 5th "SAKURA" Wine Awards 2018

Important Dates to remember

October 1, 2019(Tue) – November 30, 2019(Sat)
※We have an early bird discount!
5% discount from the total amount if you pay within the period by credit card.
Period applied for early bird discount:Oct.1st(Tue)~Oct. 31st(Thu), 2019 (Until 24:00pm Japan Time)
※Volume discount will also be available if you enter 11 items or more (combination use with early bird discount is applicable)
Sample Delivery
October 1, 2019(Tue) – January 10 , 2020(Fri)
Delivered to Japan
Tasting Judgement
January 28, 2020(Tue) - January 29, 2020(Wed)
Award Announcement
February 14 , 2020 (Fri) on Valentine's day
Ceremony announcing
March 10 , 2020(Tue) at FOODEX JAPAN 2020
Announcement of Diamond Trophy and Special Awards Grand Prix

Please check the details on "SAKURA" Wine Awards official Website.
Please Click Here.

English leaflet is available so feel free to download it.
Please Click Here.