Autumn in Tokyo always sees plenty of beer festivals, while sake-dedicated events have also been on the upswing in recent years. Wine-lovers have not been as lucky though, with a few popular celebrations falling by the wayside and the annual Beaujolais Nouveau commotion hardly much to look forward to. Now, however, oenophiles finally have something to get excited about: returning after a two-year absence, the Festivin event takes place in Ebisu and features more than 300 varieties of natural wine, with European makers particularly well represented – don't miss the opportunity to chat with representatives from Italy, France, Georgia and Slovenia. The ticket price includes all-you-can-drink wine, a tasting glass and holder, while an international selection of food is available for purchase. Finally, the entertainment will be provided by acts like rhythm duo Katsu＋Mihoko and Sandii Presents Tehiva nui no Manumere.
Tickets are almost sold out – some participating wine bars and restaurants may still have a few left.
Update: November 29 sees a warm-up event to Festivin take place at 5.30pm (doors 4.30pm) at the same venue as the main event. This '1129 (Ii Niku) Fes' focuses on blues-heavy music and meat, and tickets are ¥4,000 when purchased in advance (¥4,500 at the door, subject to availability). See this page for full details and ticket information.