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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Special wine and bread menu on Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2012 (November 15)

JAL will be serving 2012 Beaujolais Villages Nouveau on Beaujolais Nouveau Day
JAL will be serving 2012 Beaujolais Villages Nouveau on Beaujolais Nouveau Day. Image from JALUX

Japan Airlines (JAL) announces they will be serving a special wine and bread on the Beaujolais Nouveau Day, which falls on November 15 this year. Beaujolais Nouveau is a French red wine made from gamay grapes from the Beaujolais region and has a very short fermentation time. The wine is supposed to consume as soon as possible when it is fresh and fruity. This wine is released to the public on the third Thursday of November every year and this day is called the Beaujolais Nouveau Day.

To celebrate this year's Beaujolais Nouveau Day, JAL will be serving the 2012 Beaujolais Villages Nouveau from Pierre Ferraud & Fils and a JAL Original bread, PAIN AU BEAUJOLAIS, from Maison Kayser created just for this occasion on select international flights and at the lounges on November 15 2012.


JAL Original bread PAIN AU BEAUJOLAIS created by Maison Kayser
JAL Original bread PAIN AU BEAUJOLAIS created by Maison Kayser. Image from Japan Airlines

Below are the details on the special offering on November 15 2012

2012 Beaujolais Villages Nouveau from Pierre Ferraud & Fils
Inflight Service
JAL will be serving 2012 Beaujolais Villages Nouveau on flights between Japan and New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Sydney, Vancouver, Honolulu, Jakarta, Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Delhi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Manila, and Hong Kong in First and Business Class.

Lounge Service
JAL will be serving 2012 Beaujolais Villages Nouveau at the domestic and international lounges at Tokyo Narita, Tokyo Haneda and Osaka Kansai, as well as the domestic lounges at Osaka Itami, Nagoya Chubu, Sapporo New Chitose, and Fukuoka.

JAL Original Bread PAIN AU BEAUJOLAIS by Maison Kayser
Inflight Service
JAL will be serving this JAL Original bread on flights departing from Tokyo Narita to New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Sydney, Vancouver, Honolulu, Jakarta, Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Delhi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Manila, and Hong Kong in Business Class. This will be served as during the first meal service as the bread roll of the Western menu.

Lounge Service
JAL will be serving this JAL Original bread at the international lounges at Tokyo Narita and Tokyo Haneda, as well as the Diamond Premier Lounge at Tokyo Haneda on this day until they run out.

For more details, you can refer to JAL Press Release (Japanese only)

JALUX has been importing the Beaujolais Nouveau wines from Pierre Ferraud & Fils since 1986. They are accepting pre-orders right now for 3 different kinds of wines. For more details, you can refer to JALUX website (Japanese only). Also JAL Japan has posted some pictures of the arrival of this year's wines on the official Facebook page. They were transported on JL042 from Paris CDG to Tokyo Haneda this year.

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