Japan may well be the world’s largest importer of Beaujolais Nouveau — having overtaken the United States in 2004 — but it appears that many Japanese wine drinkers have begun to wake up to the fact that despite all the fanfare, the fruity tipple is more than a tad overrated.
So much so in fact, that a group of wealthy wine lovers in Hakone, near Tokyo, opted to rather wastefully have a wash in the stuff.
One off the group cheekily chirping, â€œAt least it has a bit of body now.â€
Or something along those lines.
Tampons for the ladies in the photo, anyone?
The list of (mostly expatriate) blogs reporting celebrations of the new wine is growing! This is unbelievable…a pool of Beaujolais?
Amazing. I can’t believe they let the kids into that stuff!
Eric at Paris Daily Photo says
Hilarious and quite accurate. Although I’m not a big wine drinker (a bit strange for a frenchman), even I know that this wine is over-hyped and under-quality. I love this photo!
Wow!!! Are you kidding me!?
an englishman in osaka says
I hope that wine they’re drinking from the pool isn’t too gassy.
Anyone got a match?
I went to this place when I was in Japan in June, but I didn’t use any of the Spas. Something I regret now.