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Japan Tokyo, even small size restaurants have wine list

David BECK AI & Blockchain / Lecturer & Research

Food service is robust as many consumers show interest in wine.

Indeed, the market offers a wide price range and different wine varieties, especially in urban areas like Tokyo and Osaka.

Restaurants that offer premium wines are mostly French, Italian Spanish restaurants. Today, all levels of restaurants have wine options. The pricing will depend on the quality of the restaurant. Even small size sushi restaurants will offer a few labels of wine. Low-cost chain restaurants will serve bag-in-box type wines.*

Tokyo: leading white wine appellations at ¥7,500-10,000, by presence

Top 1 Chablis
Top 2 Marlborough
Top 3 Napa Valley
Top 4 Sancerre
Top 5 Alsace Riesling

Top 6 Alsace Gewurztraminer
Top 7 Bordeaux
Top 8 California
Top 9 Yamanashi
Top 10 Chablis 1er cru

Top 11 Nagano
Top 12 Pouilly-Fuisse
Top 13 Sicilia
Top 14 Toscana
Top 15 Vouvray

Top 16 Alsace other
Top 17 Alsace Grand Cru
Top 18 Alsace Pinot Gris
Top 19 Bourgogne
Top 20 Bourgogne Chardonnay

Tokyo: leading white wine brands at ¥7,500-10,000, by presence

Top 1 Cloudy Bay
Top 2 William Fevre
Top 3 Chateau Mercian
Top 4 Hugel & Fils
Top 5 Louis Latour

Top 6 Trimbach
Top 7 Anselmi
Top 8 Marc Bredif
Top 9 Marramiero
Top 10 Newton Vineyard

Top 11 Robert Mondavi Winery
Top 12 Au Bon Climat
Top 13 Craggy Range
Top 14 Domaine Weinbach
Top 15 Frog’s Leap Winery

Top 16 Louis Jadot
Top 17 Olivier Merlin
Top 18 Baron de Ladoucette
Top 19 Casa Lapostolle
Top 20 Chateau Lagrange

Price check program in 175 restaurants / 22,820 wines in 2018. Top listed wines 750ml at JPY 7,500-9,999.99, by presence