Message from the President

11 Aug 2015 5:22 PM | Anonymous

Thank you to the members and friends who joined us at Roti Roppongi for our Annual Summer Wine Night. We were a thirsty bunch - 50 people got stuck into 61 bottles of wine! I hope you were all feeling OK the next day! Congratulations to the lucky winners of our door prizes too - thank you to Changing Space for the Cobram Estate Olive Oil and Jeroboam for the magnum of Yalumba The Signature 2006. Otsukaresama to Mick from A Wines who came down from cool Sapporo to a very hot Tokyo to pour his wines at the event.

The next two months are very busy for the Australian community in Tokyo with many fun events coming up. Wine and food seems to be the common theme - surprise, surprise:)  Our next event is our annual Family & Friends BBQ at the Australian Embassy on Saturday, September 19th. Harry's Catering will be cooking up a storm with premium meat from AST sponsor JBS Australia, an ice-cream station for the kids, Aussie wine and beer, and entertainment by the very popular Guy Totaro. There will also be the chance to win a pair of tickets to our Melbourne Cup Luncheon through our charity auction on the day. This event is open to all members and friends of the AST and newcomers to Tokyo as well so please come and join us for a fun afternoon on the beautiful grounds of the Australian Embassy. For more information or to sign up. please click here:

The crew at the Australian Embassy will be busy in September with the Australia and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan hosting their annual Gourmet Food & Wine Garden Party on Tuesday September 15th. This event is not only a wonderful opportunity to sample some of the Australian and New Zealand gourmet treats sold in Japan, but it's a great way to develop new business and social contacts. To sign up for this event, please click here:

The NAB Tokyo Goannas Football Club is holding their annual wine night on Saturday August 29th at Roti Roppongi. You can sign up for this event on the Goannas Facebook page here: Enjoy 12 premium Aussie and NZ wines with Roti's delicious buffet dinner, meet some Goannas, and support the team without having to go out and play:) Sounds ideal!

AST sponsor Jeroboam Fine Wine Club is hosting a dinner at Laputa Garden, Minami Aoyama, to welcome McLaren Vale winery "Wirra Wirra" to Japan. Tickets for this sit-down dinner are 10,000 yen and include dinner and 6 fantastic Wirra Wirra wines including Dead Ringer Cabernet Sauvignon and the much-loved Church Block. For more information or to sign up, please contact 

Finally, a non-wine event....our next Coffee Morning will be on Monday August 17th at Oakwood Aoyama. Thank you Oakwood Japan for the use of your lovely venue. Coffee Morning is free and open to members and those new to Tokyo and thinking of joining the AST. 

We hope to see you at an event soon.

Have a great day!


Sally Townsend
AST President

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