The Drops of God Manga Launch Celebrated with Wine-Tasting
posted on by Egan Loo
The North American manga publisher Vertical announced that, BottleRocket, a wine purveyor in New York City, is holding a wine-tasting on Wednesday evening to celebrate the October launch of Shū Okimoto's The Drops of God (Kami no Shizuku) manga.
As Vertical describes the event: "After a brief introduction to the comic and the impact it made on both the comics and wine industries, BottleRocket's knowledgeable crew will be pouring 6 wines featured in the series. Cheese, conversation and comics will follow on what should be a rare night where comics become reality." People who wish to attend must be 21 or older and must RSVP on Vertical's Facebook page.
The story of Drops of God revolves around a young man whose father, a famous Japanese wine critic, passes away. When he visits his father's estate to lay claim to his inheritance, he learns that his father adopted another man and that the two must compete to identify 13 wines in order to earn the inheritance: a vast fortune in the form of a wine collection.
Vertical's first volume of The Drops of God debuted at #9 on The New York Times newspaper's manga bestseller list.
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