Shonzui, which opened in 1993, is one of the original forbearers of the natural wine movement in Tokyo. Run by Shinsaku Katsuyama, one of Japan's most beloved wine personalities, the…


Le Verre Volé à Tokyo

After spending six years in France—including four years at the original Le Verre Volé—Ryotaro Miyauchi returned to his native Japan to open a Tokyo outpost of the famed Parisian wine bar. The spirit…


La Pioche

In May 2013 Shinya Hayashi opened the doors to this terrific French bistro in Tokyo's business district. While a somewhat unlikely location for a natural wine bar, La Pioche has…



While many of Tokyo's most famous natural wine bars have borrowed from their Parisian brethren, Bunon represents a true Japanese appropriation of the concept, from the service to the food…


Ahiru Store

Teruhiko Saito and his sister co-own Ahiru Store, one the best, geekiest, hard-to-find natural wine bars in Japan. The tucked-away space in Tomigaya boasts one large seated counter, a few…

Ombra wine bar Melbourne


This tiny salumi and wine bar is home to an excellent, quirky list of wines—so quirky, in fact, that they use a key to indicate wines that should be approached…

Bellota wine bar Melbourne


Next to Prince Wine Store in South Melbourne—one of the city’s best places to buy a bottle of wine—Bellota offers just about everything you need to piece together a decadent…

Gerard's Bar wine bar Melbourne

Gerald’s Bar

A stalwart of the Melbourne wine scene, Gerald’s epitomizes the casual neighborhood bar. With a list of by-the-glass options that rotates nightly, you're sure to stumble upon something new and interesting,…

Cumulus Up wine bar Melbourne

Cumulus Up

This dark, glittering Central Business District (CBD) wine bar sits above its sister venue Cumulus, Inc. Order a plate of ham or some profiteroles (they make the ice cream to…

ambonnay portland


Unlikely as it might sound, Portland happens to be one of the greatest cities in America in which to drink champagne. Not only will you find all of the most…