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