Beaujolais Nouveau wine release ceremony in Japan

People bathe in a red coloured hot water bath, on the day of the Beaujolais Nouveau wine official release, at Hakone Kowakien Yunessun hot spring resort in Hakone, Japan, 19 November 2020.

Japan is a key market for Beaujolais Nouveau. However, according to local media reports, the country’s total Beaujolais Nouveau imports are expected to fall by 30 per cent year-on-year to around 280,000 cases, or 3,36 million bottles, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

A visual story by EFE/EPA photographer FRANCK ROBICHON

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