Denis Gastin was invited to deliver the keynote address to the Hokkaido Wine Academy’s Conference in Sapporo on 8 June.  The theme of his address was an overview and update of the wine sector in Asia and putting Japan (the region’s second largest producing nation), and specifically Hokkaido, in context.


It also provided the opportunity for him to introduce the AWPA to delegates and to speak about other initiatives to raise the profile of Asian wines both within the region and internationally.