The world's first apartment complex designed exclusively with wine lovers in mind is to be constructed in Tokyo, reflecting Japanese demand for fine French beverages such as Bordeaux and Burgundy.
According to Decanter.com, the project is the idea of property developer and director of the Japan branch of Bordeaux Wine Bank Takayuki Suzuki, who noticed that many collectors had nowhere to keep their wines, despite rising interest in Asia.
Expected to be completed by the end of 2013, the apartments come with a number of features, including a 10,000-bottle underground cellar and a special bar and bistro on the ground floor.
Mr Suzuki told the news provider: "We are designing rooms that have wine lovers in mind."
Appetite for fine wines in the Far East has been steadily growing as reflected in Hong Kong auctions, which recently saw a collection of Chateau Mouton Rothschild selling with a price tag of £86,585.
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