Enjoy a swashwa cocktail at the wine bar with a view
Have a drink
A series of bars that go out to a bar in Yokohama and spell out an encounter with a beautiful cup ♡ This time, I visited the wine bar that just opened in the summer of 2016.
The "Yokohama Grand Intercontinental Hotel" is a symbol of Yokohama with an exterior that resembles the sails of a yacht. I heard that it opened on the top floor (31st floor) in July 2016, so I went to the wine bar "WINE BAR 31st" that I always wanted to see.
When you open the door, the city of Minato Mirai in Yokohama spreads out in front of you and welcomes guests. The space using the lounge with a good view is large enough for customers to pay attention to. The seats are spacious and you can enjoy the view from the large windows, so the tension before entering is strangely soft and you can spend a relaxing time.
There are also large sofa seats that can be used with a few friends and chair seats with a casual atmosphere.
Such a luxurious seat is also ♡ It will definitely become a "special seat" from the evening magic hour to the night, so it may be recommended to go early when using it for dates.
The first wine bar in this series. This time, we talked to Ryosuke Uema, who has been a sommelier for 7 years, while having "Kir Royale", which is made by dividing cassis liqueur with champagne.
Personally, I love the bubbles of swashwa! Every time I order champagne or sparkling wine, I talked with trendy words like "I can be happy with the number of bubbles!" And toasted (laughs). .. I asked for Kir Royale this time, but since you can enjoy it in the luxurious space of such a hotel, the happiness that comes will be doubled !!
Returning to the story, I asked Mr. Uema how it is recommended to use this wine bar. alsoWhen you hear about the wine bar on the top floor of a hotel, everyone feels that the threshold is high.
"We would like to provide a place where people who visit Minatomirai for sightseeing, dates, shopping, etc., and those who work in Minatomirai can feel free to enjoy wine." That feeling is reflected in the price, and even though it is this luxurious space of the hotel, you can get a glass of wine (white / red) from 1,000 yen (tax and service charge included) !! Of course Some wines are more expensive, but the wines are selected by Sommelier with confidence, so you can start with a casual drink!
This is the wine menu. Both white wine and red wine start at 1,000 yen! This is nice.
If you want to enjoy wine properly, talk to the sommelier! "Red is good, white is good, just because you like the fruity feeling. It doesn't matter what you do. If you can give us your favorite hints in conversation with our customers, we will guide you to the recommended wines, "says Uema. It seems that he was originally a sommelier at a restaurant, "There is an established theory that fish dishes are white and meat dishes are red, but for example," Is there red wine that goes well with fish dishes? " It's the type that burns when you eat it (laughs) "... So let's just clearly convey your tastes and requests and leave it to the sommelier's skill!
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Next was a glass of white wine. (The date of the interview is mid-October. It was still bright outside even when the opening time was due to the weather, but I really drink it! Lol) White wine is basically chilled, but it is said to be chilled The best temperature is around 7-8 ℃. If it is cooled further than that, the taste and aroma will be lost. I thought it would be good to cool it down, but from now on, I thought I should pay attention to the temperature when drinking at home. "I think the sommelier is a serviceman. Anyway, I want customers to taste the wine at this store and return home with satisfaction. For that purpose, I think that flexible customer service is important. Wine temperature control is the skill of the sommelier. However, some customers request that they "cool" the wine that they normally serve without chilling. In that case, of course, we will respond. Most of the wine belongs to you, so it's best if you can taste it freely. "
Mr. Uema says, "I would like even beginners of wine to come and visit us." "If you can compare various drinks at this wine bar and experience the charm of wine, it will be a sommelier." In addition to wine, brandy and French medicinal herb liqueur "Pastis" are also available. You can also enjoy foods such as cheese, nuts, pate de campagne, and salami along with the wine. Furthermore, it is also attractive that you can order the original appetizer made by the chef of the Chinese food "Karyu" across the elevator hall.
Even if you take a leisurely trip to a meeting or after work, it's a good idea to stop by before and after eating at Minatomirai and enjoy wine as an aperitif or after-dinner drink! Mr. Uema, a sommelier, talk slowly in a wonderful space. Thank you for your support & it was a treat.
A view lounge like a hideaway located on the top floor. Enjoy wine and various cocktails along with the glittering night view of Minatomirai from the large window.
In addition, the food menu is adjacent to "31st", and we offer small plate dishes using abalone and Peking duck, which are specially handled by the Chinese restaurant "Karyu" in the hotel main dining, at a reasonable price.
Please enjoy the marriage with wine.
Address1-1-1, Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
TEL045-223-2686 (Direct / 12: 00-23: 00)
Business HourWeekdays 17: 30-23: 30 / Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays 16: 30-23: 00 (Food 21:00 LO / Drink 22:30 LO)
Credit CardYes (VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners Club, Unionpay)
Parking AreaNo (You are using the "Minato Mirai Public Parking Lot" on the 1st basement floor of Pacifico Yokohama)
Total number of seats28 seats (all seats are non-smoking)
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