Similar to a dollar store, there are many 100-yen stores scattered across Japan where you can find many cheap yet interesting and useful items. Probably the most famous 100-yen store brand in Japan, DAISO stores are like no other with a variety of products to choose from – food, clothing, electronics, and so much more. Did you know that they also sell wine that comes in various flavors and attractive bottles? Well, they are a must-try!
DAISO stores have a very unique and humble presence in Japan that will make anyone appreciate it, unlike other budget stores that do not usually care about product quality or customer service. DAISO is, in fact, the largest and one of the most successful 100-yen franchises in the entire region with sales skyrocketing. Whether you are a budget shopper or not, there are plenty of nice items available for you at DAISO.
Now, you can buy seven different varieties of wine at selected branches of DAISO. You may be thinking that their prices are probably slightly jacked up to 300 yen, 500 yen, or even 1,000 yen; however, that’s not the case. For just 100 yen (108 yen after tax), you can have a pleasant evening by pouring a bottle of some cool DAISO wine.
If you are wondering how wine from DAISO would look and taste like, then be prepared to be amused as there are seven varieties to try: the white ones being Chardonnay and Viognier, and the red ones being Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah, Pinot Noir, and Syrah Rosé. These are all famous wine types that you can find in any bar.
Perfect for two to three pourings, these wine bottles look short with a volume of 250mL. However, when it comes to taste, they can stand on par with any sumptuous bar wine. Each bottle comes with a twist cap, unlike premium ones that usually have a cork. You can now understand where the cost-cutting measures have gone into.
The aroma and hue of DAISO’s wines, especially Syrah’s, are commendable and an absolute delight. You can pick a few of these wine bottles and prepare some punch or other alcoholic beverages such as sangria at home as they are affordable.
If you want to try these wines, you should be able to find them in the spirits section of major DAISO stores in Tokyo. Compared to restaurants where you would most likely pay more for a glass of wine, DAISO’s wines are much cheaper, and of course, of great taste that surely won’t disappoint.
There are many branches, but we will introduce one of them here.