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Q1I made the same entries twice or more, what should I do?

Please contact “SAKURA” Japan Women’s Wine Awards Office.
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Office hours: Mon-Fri 9:30-17:30(Japan Time)

Q2Is it possible to modify the information registered?

Please login MY PAGE and modify the information. You can modify them until Nov. 30, 2017.

Q3Which price range is suitable for the competition?

Any price range will do, but below US$20 or 15 euros of FOB price are recommended.

Q4I am trying to enter our wines for the Sakura awards but I keep receiving the error message: Uppercase letter(A-Z), Number(0-9), hyphen(-), underscore(_), comma(,), period(.) are available In the Company name box, an am unable to proceed to the next page. Please can you let me know what i should do?

Regarding your company name, Uppercase letter(A-Z), Number(0-9), hyphen(-), underscore(_), comma(,), period(.) are allowed to be placed in the cell, but you cannot use small letters or special characters.
Please change the small letters(a-z) to Capital letters(A-Z) and try to register it again.

Q5Is it possible to enter this year again the same wine entered last year?

Yes. You can submit the same vintage wine this year again.
We are waiting for your entry!

Q6Which should I deal with first, Payment or Wine information?

After the payment is confirmed, you can proceed with the wine information. Please note that MY PAGE is locked if your payment is not completed by the due date (after 2 weeks from your registration).

Q7Is it possible to change the number of items?

Before the payment, you can change the number of items. In the case of adding items after the payment, please make another new entry.
In the case of decreasing items after the payment, the entry fee is non-refundable.

Q8I forgot my ID and password which I used last year.

Last year's ID and password is void and you can not use it this year.
Please register your company profile and get the new ID and password.

Q9Only wines produced by female winemakers can make entry?

No, any wine from any producer or any country is welcome to make entry.

Q10Is it necessary to register the wine information precisely?

Yes. Because the registered information will be introduced in "SAKURA" official book and on web site when your wine win the award.

Q11Is it possible to edit the registered wine information?

Yes. It is possible to edit by yourself on "MY PAGE" until November 30, 2017.

Q12MY PAGE is locked.

If your payment is not completed by the due date (after 2 weeks from your registration), MY PAGE is locked.

Please contact “SAKURA” Japan Women’s Wine Awards Office.
e-mail

After the entry period, you can not modify but browse MY PAGE.

Q13I forgot my PASSWARD for MY PAGE.

You can request the reissue of your password from 'Forget your ID or Password?' on the login page.

Q14I received the reminder mail for the payment despite the fact that it is already completed.

Due to the time-lag of the bank transaction, the reminder mail might be sent before “SAKURA” Japan Women’s Wine Awards Office receives the payment report from the bank.

Q15We have already registered 5 items and we would like to register another new one. Is it possible to add the new item on the same entry? Or do we need make another entry for the new item?

Before the payment, you can change the number of items.
So, if you have not paid the entry fee yet, you can add the new item to the same entry, but if you have already paid it, it's impossible to add the new one. Please make another new entry from the beginning for the additional item.

Q16Do I need to attache the organic certificate for the entry of organic wines?

Organic wines can make entry without the certificate. We will confirm it with the wine label.

Q17The wines made from other fruits such as peach or strawberry are accepted to enter?

No. the wines made from just grapes are accepted. Also the wines added extract from fruit, coffee, etc. are not accepted.

Q18We do not have any agent in Japan. Is it possible to make entry?

Yes. Please make entry directly.

Q19Although we have several importers in Japan, can we make entry directly?

Yes, you can.

Payment method

Q1Is it possible to change the payment method?

Please contact “SAKURA” Japan Women’s Wine Awards Office.
e-mail
Office hours: Mon-Fri 9:30-17:30(Japan Time)

Q2Which credit card company is available for the payment?

VISA and MASTER are available in our system.

Q3Is it possible to change the number of items?

Before the payment, you can change the number of items. In the case of adding items after the payment, please make another new entry.
In the case of decreasing items after the payment, the entry fee is non-refundable.

Q4I would like to pay the entry fee by bank transfer. Is the Early Bird 5% discount applied? And how can I get the invoice with the reduced total amount after the Early Bird 5% discount is applied?

The Early Bird discount is applied only to the payment by credit card.
After the payment by the credit card, you can download the invoice adjusted with the reduced total amount from "MY PAGE".

Q5Is there any cost besides the entry fee?

Besides the entry fee, the cost for sample transportation and bank charge for the remittance by bank transfer need to be covered by you.

Shipping

Q1Regarding the sample sending, our carrier told us that the sendee needs import license to avoid problems with customs. Do you have import license?

We don't have import license. When you arrange the sample carriage, please clearly notify "SAMPLE - NO COMMERCIAL VALUE" in your invoice and on the carton box for export and delivery fee is covered by shipper.
It means that your wines are not for sale, but just samples.

Q2How many samples are required per item?

3 bottles of 750ml or 6 bottles of 375ml are required per item.

“SAKURA” Japan Women's Wine Awards

Q1Is there any special promotion for award winning wines?

The sales partners listed on our web site are organizing various fairs at retail stores such as department stores and wine shops to promote award winning wines.

Q2Is there any advantages for the wines which are still-never-imported in Japan to win award?

We will print approx. 30,000 copies of Official Book for wine rofessionals and distribute them to appeal to the importers in Japan.
Also the Tasting Exhibition for still-never-imported award winning wines is held every year.

Q3Which price range is suitable for the competition?

Any price range will do, but below US$20 or 15 euros of FOB price are recommended.

Q4Should I choose the wines fitting in women's favorite for entry?

Because the judges are all professional, you don't need to be particularly aware of "women".
Please choose the enjoyable wines which you would like to familiarize to homes and restaurants in Japan.

Q5Who will judge the wines?

Female wine experts in Japan will do. The judges are selected from the list of approx. 300 female sommeliers, wine journalists and buyers with wide range of knowledge and experiences.

Q6Only wines produced by female winemakers can make entry?

No, any wine from any producer or any country is welcome to make entry.

Q7Who is organizing this competition?

The organizer is Wine and Spirit Culture Association in collaboration with the FOODEX JAPAN, the largest food and wine fair in Japan.

Q8Who is the head of judges?

Yumi Tanabe, founder and principal of wine school established 25 years ago.
She is well known as an opinion leader in Japanese wine industry. (For more info, go toAbout us )

Q9Is there any cost besides the entry fee?

Besides the entry fee, the cost for sample transportation and bank charge for the remittance by bank transfer need to be covered by you.

Q10What percentage of the total entry wins the awards?

We surmise about 40% of the total entry.

Q11What are the benefits of winning " SAKURA" Wine Awards?

The award winning wines will be displayed at FOODEX JAPAN, sold at special fairs by retail stores, given media exposures, and much more. (For further info, go to Merits of Award)

Q12Do I need to attache the organic certificate for the entry of organic wines?

Organic wines can make entry without the certificate. We will confirm it with the wine label.

Q13The wines made from other fruits such as peach or strawberry are accepted to enter?

No. the wines made from just grapes are accepted. Also the wines added extract from fruit, coffee, etc. are not accepted.

Q14We do not have any agent in Japan. Is it possible to make entry?

Yes. Please make entry directly.

Q15Although we have several importers in Japan, can we make entry directly?

Yes, you can.

Q16How many samples are required per item?

3 bottles of 750ml or 6 bottles of 375ml are required per item.

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