Members Select Seasonal Wines at Taste-Off
More than 70 Members put their taste buds to the test at the recent Seasonal Wine Taste-Off.
From the selection of 16 European wines, two pairs of red and white wines were chosen as the Club's seasonal wines.
A Burgundian 2020 L. Tramier & Fils Mâcon-Villages Blanc and Decugnano dei Barbi's 2019 Villa Barbi Rosso from Umbria in Italy were voted the seasonal white and red wines, respectively, for this November to January 2023.
Another Italian wine, Picollo Ernesto's 2021 Le Rive Gavi del Comune di Gavi DOCG, made from the Cortese white wine grape, and a 2016 Torres Gran Sangre de Toro Reserva from Spain's Catalonia region will feature on restaurant menus from February to April next year.
The Seasonal Wine Taste-Off takes places twice a year.
Board Election Slate Released
The Club's Board of Governors has approved the slate of candidates for this year's Board election.
The election will be held in conjunction with the Annual General Meeting on November 15.
The Nominating Committee-proposed list of candidates is as follows:
- American Citizens (up to five to be elected):
Trista Bridges Bivens
Dean R Rogers
- Japanese Citizens (up to one to be elected):
- Other Nationalities (up to one to be elected):
- Connections (one-year term):
The Club received no floor nominations by the deadline of 5pm on September 8.
Randy Bachman to Perform at Club
Rock star Randy Bachman will perform at the Club's Independence Day Celebration on July 2.
The legendary guitarist and songwriter (pictured) behind such hits as "American Woman" and "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" will take to the New York Ballroom stage for an evening set of classics from his prodigious career in music.
Featured in the June issue of INTOUCH magazine, the 78-year-old Canadian is visiting Japan to be reunited with his Gretsch guitar that was stolen from a hotel in 1976.
Bachman is best known for his songs with The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive.
The Club show will be filmed as part of documentary about his long-lost 1957 Gretsch 6120 guitar.
Nihonbashi Club Wins Second Design Award
Tokyo American Club Nihonbashi has won a second prestigious award for its interior design.
The Club was named in the iF Design Award list of winners for 2022. The recognition follows the Club's Good Design Award last year.
The clubhouse's iconic, wooden ceiling was one feature highlighted by the panel of judges.
"The consistent use of fine materials and detailing, lighting technique, original furnishings and art collection make the spaces of a truly exceptional quality," the award organizers said in a statement.
Architect and Nihonbashi Club Member Daishi Yoshimoto led the design project.
"We are very proud and excited that our design was recognized by a major international design award program," he says. "It's another win for the Nihonbashi team and Members."
The Nihonbashi Club, located on the sixth floor of Nihonbashi Muromachi Mitsui Tower, opened in March 2021.
The iF Design Award was established in 1953 in Hanover, originally to promote German design.
Image: Nacása & Partners
Club Restaurants Switch to Sugarcane Straws
The Club is replacing the paper straws in its restaurants with a more environmentally friendly alternative.
Starting in Rainbow Café and Café Med, drinks will be served with straws made from sugarcane.
“Sugarcane is far more sustainable than paper,” says Nathan Baggs, the Club’s beverage director. “For example, a sugarcane plant will reach maturity in about a year, so it can be harvested and planted annually.”
Since the straws feature polylactic acid, or PLA, extracted from tapioca starch, they are 100 percent plant-based and compostable.