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JAL refreshes wine and champagne on international routes

Japan Airlines (JAL) has renewed its wine and champagne selection on international flights. A new line-up for first class will be served from 11 january 2012, while the new service for business class will roll out between the end of January and middle of February 2012.

The new list was carefully chosen to marry with JAL's inflight menu on international routes, created in collaboration with chefs such as Seiji Yamamoto from 3-Michelin star restaurant RyuGin in Roppongi, Tokyo. In a thorough selection process focused on finding compatible wines that complement and enhance the flavours of the meals served on board, 19 types of wine, including New World wines, were singled out from 90 shortlisted labels narrowed down from an initial choice of 600.

The selection for first class includes Champagne Salon 1999 and Champagne Dom Perignon Vintage 2003. Kusuda Wines Martinborough Syrah, a Japanese wine, will be available on flights to Europe, while on flights to the USA and Jakarta, Kenzo Estate Rindo (from a Californian winery with a Japanese owner) will be served. In executive class, customers will have nine wines to choose from, including Champagne Joseph Perrier Cuvee Royale Brut.

Both the characteristics of the area from which the wine came from and the winemaking methods were taken into consideration in the selection process, which was led by Fumiko Arisaka – a wine journalist and wine advisor to JAL. Also involved in the process were some of JAL's 630-plus cabin attendants who are qualified sommeliers.


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