JAL First Class passengers can enjoy specially selected wines from around the world. Pair a glass with a fine meal and enjoy a quality moment with us.
JAL has brought onboard Motohiro Okoshi, who has made his mark far and wide as a wine taster and wine director. Under his advisement, cabin crew members with sommelier qualifications have carefully selected wines that we invite you to pair with your meal and enjoy.
Wine Director of SUGALABO
Born on April 24, 1976 in Sapporo, Hokkaido. Joined the service industry after working as bartender. Facinated by wines, he went to France and on returning to Japan, acquired a sommelier qualification in 2000. After participating in competitions and achieving experiences, he went to France again from 2006 for 2.5 years to deepen his understanding of wines. He continues to visit wineries and producers and communicate the essense of wines as Japan's first wine taster. Also knowledgeable of Japanese sake and sochu, which he highly acclaimed for creating the perfect match of wine, Japanese sake and cuisine.
Kenichi Ohashi MW
Master of Wine (MW) is an international qualification created in 1953 by the London-based Institute of Masters of Wine.
It is regarded as the most prestigious qualification in the wine industry.
Born in 1967. Native of Tochigi Prefecture.
Developed his knowledge of wine and sake by managing the family sake retail business, Yamajin Co., Ltd., based in Utsunomiya City.
Acquired the world’s highest wine qualification, Master of Wine, in 2015.
Established a firm position in the global wine industry.
Serves as a judge for many wine competitions across the world, such as the International Wine Challenge (IWC), held in London, one of the biggest wine competitions in the world.
Awarded “IWC Personality of the Year 2016”.
It has a rich, fruity flavor reminiscent of well-matured grapes and tastes like citrus fruits blended with white pepper, matured Chinese quince, quicklime, and bread-like yeast.
Enjoy the complesity of the refreshing aromas and flavors from the 2006 vintage wine.
Produced in the village of Moulis in Bordeaux, France, Château Poujeaux is renowned for its top quality wine along with Ch. Chasse Spleen and Ch. Maucaillou located in the same village. The 2009 vintage featured grapes at the peak of maturity and boasts a rich, expansive and mellow taste. 8 years of maturity has given this wine a smooth palate, and enhanced the complexity of the flavors, in which you will sense hints of humus and dried fruits. Savor the luxurious beauty that can only be achieved with a well-aged wine.
This Beaune 1er cru is produced by the venerable Bourgogne négotiant, Louis Jadot, from grapes harvested in vineyards that have been owned for generations by the Gagey family, who are in fact the proprietors of Louis Jadot. The wines created by Louis Jadot’s impeccable sense of craftsmanship are truly masterpieces of Bourgogne wine. Expectations run high for a wine like this which is wholly self-produced – from the grapes harvested in their very own vineyards through to the finishing touches. This vineyard is famous for the small, sandy stones found in its soil, called “grèves” in French. One sip, and your taste buds will sense the presence of fruity hints of pear and saltiness, the velvety palate and fresh acidity, topped off by Umami - a truly cohesive taste, all pointing to the style of Louis Jadot. Enjoy this Beaune Grèves Le Clos Blanc with the cuisine of your choice, as it is an excellent match with Japanese as well as French dishes, cuisine with robust Umami, white fish and lightly sautéed or roasted meats.
Here is an introduction to a couple of wines made by Japanese overseas.
We offer a broad selection of rare Japanese sake that are often difficult to find. Our shochu options are the well-liked Moriizo and a brand being much talked about now, Kanehachi.
For other alcoholic beverages, please search for "drinks" on the inflight meal search screen.
Passengers who need to drive after disembarking should kindly refrain from drinking during the flight. Driving under the influence of alcohol is dangerous and legally prohibited.
The blue tea is offered with a wine glass, just perfect for passenger not drinking alcohol.
Blue tea is a kind of Chinese high-grade green tea. It is made by taking 3-7 days to drip in a wine bottle.
The rich smell and flavour are enjoyable with any cuisine.
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