The online shop ANIMATE is taking orders for limited-edition Neon Genesis Evangelion-inspired
sparkling wines, to be sold in mid-June. The wines come in three
flavors, with each flavor featuring either Unit 01, Asuka Langley, or
Rei Ayanami. Only 333 bottles of each wine type will be produced for
50,000 yen each (US$624), and each bottle will be numbered.
Evangelion Sparkling Eva 01 BRUT Karakuchi” is a dry, not very sweet wine; “Evangelion Sparkling Eva 00 SEC Nakaguchi” features Rei Ayanami and is a semi-sweet wine; and “Evangelion
Sparkling Eva 02 DEMI SEC Amakuchi” is a sweet wine featuring Asuka
Langley. All three bottles feature the characters drawn in gold print on
a black bottle.
You know how you make Evangelion wine, right? You harvest the grapes, crush them to a pulp, let the juice ferment, and bottle it. And then you remain emotionally distant to it for 14 years.