Sommeliers: they're not just for restaurants any more. A Japanese property developer is constructing an entire apartment building in Tokyo devoted to wine lovers, which includes a 10,000 bottle wine cellar as well as a full time sommelier for its tenants. As in, you can call your own personal sommelier to choose a bottle to go with dinner, whether it's a classy party or a leftovers straight from the fridge.
Developer Takayuki Sazuki told Decanter the idea for the apartments stemmed from the fact that "it is difficult to find room for wine storage in small apartments." The 18 apartments, ground floor wine bar/restaurant, and underground cellar will be designed by Keiji Ashizawa.The apartments should be done by September 2013.