A group of wine and winemaking specialists from around the world is gathering in Japan for its annual conference. Japan’s wines have been gaining international acclaim in recent years and this is the first time the event is being held in the country.
The Oenoviti International Symposium represents 67 research institutes and other entities from 24 countries.
The first annual conference was held in 2010.
Okuda Toru, a professor at the Institute of Enology and Viticulture at the University of Yamanashi, said that Japanese wine production is becoming better. He added that he hopes Japanese researchers use this opportunity to gain knowledge from around the world and make Japan’s wine more delicious.
The four-day conference will begin on Thursday, and will be held in Kyoto, Yamanashi and Niigata prefectures. Discussions will focus on such themes as the impact of wine production on the environment and wine and health.
Source: NHK World