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.
Some selections were awarded Gold, Silver medals from the world knowned wine competition, International Wine Challenge.
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.
Only Jal's First Class passengers, can enjoy the privilege of savoring the highest quality Champagne "Salon" in the stratosphere. Since it's very first vintage released in 1921, Salon's trademarks are the harmony of higly condensed, yet clear saltiness and acidity, along with a tight, strong body.
The 2007 vintage features intriguing characteristics such as fresh citrus, white pepper and chalky effervescence with nuances of minerals. As its temperature rises, flavors of pear and bread expand to create a more intricate aroma. This is a beautifully balanced, dry Champagne with a lingering afternote.
Relax and enjoy Salon's elaborate flavor, a special indulgence just for our First Class passengers.
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.
This white wine is produced in California’s Sonoma Coast area, renowned for its cool climate.
In the wines from this area, tropical fruit flavors such as mango and pineapple cohabitate with the nuance of fresh quince, and they feature mellow and strong, yet complex aromas of butter and vanilla.
You will sense the rich volume, packed with fruit as the flavors ex tend over your palate.
This is a dry wine with clear-cut acidit y that brings you real satisfac tion.
Chateau Lagrange, located in Saint Julian, Bordeaux is a renowned winery even among its prestigious 3rd growth peers. Since 1983, when Suntory joined the ranks of management, its reputation has been further augmented.
This claret has a sophisticated aroma that evokes cassis, mulch and licorice.
Now at a gorgeous stage in its maturity, you can fully appreciate the flavors of gaiety alongside ripeness.
This is a full-bodied Bordeaux, in which a complex afternote, smooth palate and elegant tannins are creating a beautiful harmony.
Here is an introduction to a couple of wines made by Japanese overseas.
We offer a broad selection of Japanese sake that are often difficult to find.
Our shochu options are the well-knowned "Moriizo" and "Kanehachi".
Some selections were awarded Gold, Silver medals from the world knowned wine competition, International Wine Challenge “Sake Department”.
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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