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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.
e-mail
TEL: +81-3-6229-1727
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 by Nov.30, 2017.

Q3Which price range is suitable for the competition?

Any price range. 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 in the system.
You cannot use small letters or special charactors.
Please change the small letters(a-z) to Capital letters(A-Z) and try to register it again.

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

You can submit the same vintage wine to this year again.
We wait for submit of the wine from you.

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

After the payment, you can proceed with the wine information. Please note 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 last year.

Unfortunately last year's ID and password is not valid this year.
Please register your company 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 available to make entry.

Q10Is it necessary to register the wine information precisely?

Yes. because the registered information is used for “SAKURA” official book and Web site if the wine win the award.

Q11Is it possible to edit registered wine information?

It is possible by yourself from "MY PAGE" until November 30, 2017.

Q12I cannot open MY PAGE.

Please contact “SAKURA” Japan Women’s Wine Awards Office. If your payment is not completed by the due date (after 2 weeks from your registration), MY PAGE is locked. After the entry period, you can not modify but see them.

Q13I forgot my PASSWARD for MY PAGE.

You can request it from the site of login.

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 registered 5 products in your competition but we were interested in registering a new one. We have still been charged for the first register. Would it be possible to add the new one on the same register or we can make a new one?

If you have not paid the entry fee, you could modify the number of item,but if you have already paid it, it is impossible to change the number.
Please you make another entry for the additional item.

Q16Is there a category of organic wines?

Not particularly, but organic wines can make entry without the certificate.

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

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

Q18We do not have an agent in Japan. Is it available to make entry?

Yes. Please apply directly.

Q19We have several importers, but can we apply directly?

Yes, you can.

Payment method

Q1Is it possible to change the payment method?

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

Q2Where is the credit company available?

As VISA or MASTER should be 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 by bank transfer. Please could you tell me how to benefit from the 5% discount, as when I download the invoices they show only the full price.

Unfortunately the early bird discount is applied to the payment by credit card only.
You can download invoice reduced the price of after the payment by the credit card from "MY PAGE".
This invoice is changed to the amount of money after the discount.

Q5Any cost apart from the entry fee?

In addition to the entry fee, the cost of transportation of the sample.

Shipping

Q1How many samples are required per item?

3 bottles of 750ml or 6 bottles of 375ml

“SAKURA” Japan Women's Wine Awards

Q1Is there any special promotion for award winning wines?

The sales partners listed in 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 advantage for wines which are not imported in Japan if they got the awards?

Approx. 30,000 copies of the official book for professionals are printed and distributed to capture importers' attention.
Also the tasting exhibition for not-imported award winning wines is held every year.

Q3Which price range is suitable for the competition?

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

Q4Is it necessary to choose wines which women tend to be fond of?

You don’t need to concern about “women” because the judges are all professional. Please apply wines which are enjoyable at home and in the restaurant to the entry.

Q5Who will judge the wines?

Female wine experts in Japan. The judges will be selected from a 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 available 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 has impact in the Japanese wine industry. (For more info, go toAbout us )

Q9Any cost apart from the entry fee?

In addition to the entry fee, the cost of transportation of the sample.

Q10What percentage of the total entry wins the awards?

We are considering about 40% of the total entry.

Q11What are the merits of " SAKURA" Wine Awards?

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

Q12Is there a category of organic wines?

Not particularly, but organic wines can make entry without the certificate.

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

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

Q14We do not have an agent in Japan. Is it available to make entry?

Yes. Please apply directly.

Q15We have several importers, but can we apply directly?

Yes, you can.

Q16How many samples are required per item?

3 bottles of 750ml or 6 bottles of 375ml

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