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 Kenichi Ohashi, Master of Wine and Motohiro Okoshi, who has made his mark far and wide as a wine taster and wine director. Under their advisement, JAL have carefully selected wines that we invite you to pair with your meal and enjoy.
Master of Wine
Master of Wine 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”.
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.
Louis-Roederer's CRYSTAL is one of the world’s oldest prestige champagnes, produced at the request of Alexander II, Czar of Russia. This CRYSTAL 2009 vintage offers gentle flavors of pear and citrus, along with a yeasty hint of pain de mie, intricately mingled together.
With its super-fine bubbles, this is a dainty, soft cuvée with an impressive velvety taste on the palate from your first sip to the last.
Savor the pleasant fruitiness and fresh, well-balanced acidity.
The afternote lingers as you glide through the stratosphere.
Chateau Branaire Ducru is ranked as 4th growth, yet it is known for exhibiting a quality that deserves much higher.
This intriguing wine features aromas of cassis, cypress and mint, quintessential in this region, accented by sweet & bitter spicy notes such as licorice. Savor the vanilla flavor along with the deep, elegant fruitiness that lingers through to the afternote.
Bourgogne, France is known as the mecca of Chardonnay. Of the countless wines born in this region, the wines produced in the village of Chassagne Montrachet are famous for their distinctive, intense flavor expressing a generous, yet soft texture.
Savor the richness and depth of this dry wine that offers aromas of ripe pears and minerals entwined with a hint of cinnamon.
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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