The four winning wines at the Seasonal Wine Taste-Off on September 25 were from different wine regions and evenly split between New and Old world wineries.
From a field of 12 red wines and 12 whites, Members selected the 2017 Jean Marie Berthier L'Instant Sauvignon Blanc, from the Loire Valley, as the seasonal white for November to January and Familia Torres' 2015 Altos Ibéricos Crianza, a Tempranillo from Spain's Rioja region, as the seasonal red.
The seasonal wines for February to April are a 2016 Californian Chardonnay by Indigo Eyes and a 2015 E Series Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon blend from South Australian winery Elderton.
More than 70 Members voted for their favorite wines during the event.
The Club welcomes former world no 9 squash player Laurens Anjema for an exhibition match on September 12.
Fresh from his win in the over-35 division at the 2018 WSF World Masters Squash Championships in August, the Dutchman takes on Japan’s Tomotaka Endo, who won this year’s TAC Premier Classic in July.
Anjema won nine consecutive Dutch national titles and reached the semifinal of 2014's China Open.
Endo recently represented Japan at the Asian Games in Indonesia.
The exhibition match starts at 7:15pm.
After three days of top-level squash action, Tomotaka Endo beat Masaki Suzuki to secure his first TAC Premier Classic crown.
In the women's competition, Misaki Kobayashi overcame Risa Sugimoto to win the Club tournament for a second time. She last triumphed in 2012.
Both players (pictured) took home ¥130,000 for their efforts.
Meanwhile, Yasuo Hinoki and Ren Sano won the men's and women's categories of the Friendship Tournament.
This was the eighth edition of the annual, Japan Squash Association-sanctioned tournament.
Member Chad Miller (pictured) will soon be taking in the sights of Los Angeles after winning the Club's Independence Day Celebration grand draw.
Members who registered for any of June 30's many 1950s-themed activities were automatically entered into a draw to win two premium economy tickets with American Airlines to LA or Dallas.
“We want to thank American Airlines for sponsoring the Independence Day event at TAC," says Miller. "We also want to give a special thanks to all the staff for organizing the event. It was great fun for all of us. We plan to use the tickets to take a family trip to LA, where we will show our daughters a bit of American culture."
View photos from the Independence Day Celebration.
Renowned Niigata sake brewery Hakkaisan has produced a limited-edition sake for the Club’s 90th anniversary.
The premium junmai ginjo sake will be officially launched at the sold-out TAC 90th Anniversary Celebration on May 25.
According to Jiro Nagumo, owner of Hakkaisan and Club Member, the brewery wanted to produce a new style of sake that would appeal to an international audience.
“We are confident that Members will be able to enjoy the Club sake with different types of food and cuisine from all over the world,” Nagumo says in the May issue of INTOUCH magazine. “In addition, we hope this special sake encourages Members to taste and enjoy more sake.”
Members can preorder bottles, which feature an illustration of the Azabudai Club by Tokyo-based artist Luis Mendo, via the online Wine Shop or at The Cellar for ¥2,950 a bottle.
The sake will also be available by the tokkuri flask at CHOP Steakhouse, American Bar & Grill and Traders’ Bar.