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Legendary Manga Artists Teach Us How You’re Suppose to Drink Wine

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It’s a Monday night in October in Beverly Hills. Wine lovers are gathering for a party at The Bazaar, the famed molecular gastronomy restaurant by Michelin-starred chef José Andrés.

The entire restaurant has been booked to celebrate the launch of The Drops of God Wine Salon, an interactive online wine club created by Napa Valley vintner Peter Chiang and the sibling creators of the manga “Drops of God”, Shin and Yuko Kibayashi. Full disclosure, NextShark also had a role in co-hosting this event.

Legendary Manga Artists Team Up With Winemaker to Launch Exclusive Wine Club

During the 17th and 18th century in Europe, prominent individuals (mostly women) would host private gatherings in their homes called “salons”. These gatherings were reserved for the elite who would gather together to debate and discuss topics surrounding literature, philosophy, and current events. Over time, salons became a key to the birth of new political ideas that would affect the course of world events.

To pay homage to these salons, Peter Chiang, a Napa Valley vintner, and Shin and Yuko Kibayashi, the renowned creators of the “Drops of God” manga, are debuting The Drops of God Wine Salon, an interactive online wine club, with two extraordinary wine-tasting events. Tickets are available now for Napa Valley and Beverly Hills.

Brother of Japanese Illustrator Who Died at Comiket Posts Heartwarming Thank You

Kuro Hekiten, a Japanese doujinshi illustrator and writer, passed away shortly after being rushed to the hospital when he collapsed at Comiket late last December.

The artist attended the multi-day event in hopes to sell his stuff just like other artists who set up desks and booths at Tokyo Big Sight’s west hall. Before the doors were open, Hekiten snapped a photo of the desks and tables laid out in an empty hall, describing the picture as “the calm before the storm,” according to SoraNews24.