North American Wine Battle

Two heavyweight winemaking regions. But only one winner.

After last year’s blind tasting draw, Canada and America’s Pacific Northwest face off once again.

In this rematch, participants will sample wines in seven categories (sparkling, Gewürztraminer, Viognier, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon blend and Syrah) from Canada and the US states of Oregon and Washington.

Jamie Paquin of Tokyo’s Canadian wine store Heavenly Vines and Todd Stevens, director of the Oregon Wine Board and Washington State Wine Commission Japan office, return with brand-new lineups.

“Not being content with the prospect of a second draw, I have chosen wines that will dazzle the palate,” Stevens says. “The key theme with these wines is their balance between power and elegance.”

“Canada as a wine region has a number of special characteristics,” Paquin explains. “Despite making up only 0.5 percent of world wine production, the country has a wide range of soils and climates, including a desert region.


The evening's culinary pairings include herb-grilled scallops, roasted salmon and grilled Canadian pork tenderloin.

Let battle commence!


  • Guests: ¥15,000 (registration required at sign-up)
  • Limit: two guests per membership
  • Organized by the Wine & Beverage Committee

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