• It's Impossible Not to Root for This Japanese-Californian Winery

    One year ago - By Vine Pair

    If you want to taste an acclaimed California winery's Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs, you'll need plane fare and a passport.
    Ch.igai Takaha was founded by husband-and-wife team Takahide and Miyoko Sugimoto in 2006. Short for Chateau Igai Takaha, the winery produces cuvées in partnership with Greg Brewer of Brewer-Clifton, and in collaboration with area labels Transcendance and Palmina.
    The only catch? Ch.igai Takaha's California wines are available exclusively in Japan - for now.
    Winemaker Takahide Sugimoto tasted wine for the first time at age 44. He and his wife release acclaimed California...
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