The Drops of god by Tadashi Agi - Printable Version

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- TheEngineer - 04-03-2012 07:46 PM

This was the Japanese comic book (Manga) that people have been talking about for years, how its reach into the Asian wine market has been signifcant. It finally came out in English print some time late last year I think and on my chair at work today arrived the first three books. Being the dedicated emmployee that I am, I immediately dived into the book / Manga Smile

Despite the obvious manga style, I can see very quickly who it can be rather educational tool for new wine lovers from an Eastern culture (references are slightly different for flavours but not entirely). And within the first few pages, it already talks about something as technical as the use of a decanter.....(is suspect decanter sales have also gone up...).

It also strikes me as being very similar in tone to a series I watched about the makings of a great sushi chef from very humble beginnings but with youthful enthusiams. I will report back when I get deeper into the series (I am at work after all...) but I look forward to this. After reading four books from Vince Flynn, I was thinking everyone around me is a terrorist. This will be a good change of pace.... Smile

- Jackie - 04-04-2012 04:51 AM

I read the first volume and enjoyed it. Reading right to left took some getting used to... and throughout the book, I found myself having to go back and re-read passages that I'd mixed up. It's very interesting as an experiment though. I'd recommend it to anyone who likes graphic novel-style reading. The wine descriptions were fanciful and delightful. And there was a good amount of information for newcomers to wine -- as well as experienced wine drinkers. I wasn't thrilled with the ending... but it's a good set-up for the next Manga in the series. I will read them all.

I tried to get these from a distributor to sell in our new online Wine Lover's Gift Shop but couldn't get it. Have you guys checked out the new store yet? I built it. Let me know if you like it. See "": I recommend checking out the Wine Shields (on special)... they're very cool


- TheEngineer - 04-05-2012 05:47 PM


just finised book three........ Smile Good reading and don't worry too much about the ending of book out, have faith in our boy. Smile