The 12 wines from The Drops of God

13th June, 2016 by Patrick Schmitt

Since 2004, two Japanese manga authors have featured 12 fine wines in hit comic series called The Drops of God – and we reveal their choices.

Kami no Shizuku_First Volume_HKVersion_CoverThe wines are the called ‘The 12 Apostles’ in the weekly manga, and were selected by the authors following informal tastings at home.

The labels are integral to the story, which centres on two brothers scouring the world to track down the ‘Apostles’, which will give them access to their late father’s million-dollar cellar.

The Drops of God phenomenon has gripped Asia and increasingly the West since its publication in 2004, and last month, the authors of the weekly Manga – brother and sister Shin and Yuko Kibayashi – were named named as the recipients of 2016’s Asian Wine Personality award from ourselves and Vinexpo.

Any wines named in connection with the series see a sharp increase in interest across Asia, particularly Japan and Korea.

The wines are mostly from the great wine regions of France, although labels from Spain, Italy and California feature in the selection, which can be viewed over the following pages, including a thirteenth wine, or The Drops of God wine.

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