First published in English in 2011, this new edition of The Drops of God by Tadashi Agi (a pseudonym for sibling creators Shin and Yuko Kibayashi) with artwork by Shu Okimoto, will be released in a digital edition by Comixology Originals. It’s the story of a rivalry between Kanzaki Shizuku, the only son of a renowned wine critic who has recently passed away, and Toomine Issei, a mysterious young star wine critic, as both seek to reap the legacy of the deceased critic. An international manga bestseller, The Drops of God is often credited with spurring wine sales in the regions it has been published. In this 12-page excerpt, Miyabi, a young female sommelier (or wine expert), who has botched the pouring of a rare and expensive wine, is rescued by Kanzaki’s dazzling skills as a sommelier. The first 11 volumes of The Drops of God will be published digitally this month by Comixology Originals.The pages of this excerpt are displayed in a vertical scroll but remember, once you are on a page, Japanese manga panels and the word balloons must be read from right to left.