Wine-lovers in Tokyo, can you recommend me any outstanding places to visit? Bars, Restaurants, and Cellars/Wine shops are all fine -- I will probably be buying as well given that the prices can be better than elsewhere in Asia. I'm especially interested in places with interesting/off-beat selections, as well as places with a stock of mature burgundy.
Last time I was very impressed by Elevage and am going to return, but I would like to expand my horizons!
I've been lurking for quite a while, but felt the need to come out and ask this question. Currently living in Hong Kong, but often traveling within Asia, especially to Japan. On a recent trip to Tokyo, I made it to some Ginza bars. I was incredibly impressed by the skill of the bartenders. Which brings me to my question: Is there anywhere in Hong Kong that puts a decent amount of care into the serving and preparation of their drinks? Touches such as the use of hard ice where appropriate, etc. I have been making the rounds of some hotel bars, but have been disappointed thus far. I have no expectation of perfection and detail of japanese bartending, just somewhere that puts some care into it!