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A man pours wine into the hands of women as they sit in a hot bath with colored water representing wine at the Hakone Kowaki-en Yunessun spa resort during an event marking Beaujolais Nouveau Day in Hakone, west of Tokyo, on Thursday. Japan uncorked the first Beaujolais Nouveau of the season seconds after midnight Wednesday at a price of 2,460 yen per 750-mililiter bottle. The third Thursday in November traditionally marks the official debut of the new season’s Beaujolais around the world, and the Japanese are the first to get a taste of the light red wine because of their time zone.

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Gamay dame.

Tempranillo-lovers represent.

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I think it is strange that they are in just coloured water, because the same onsen has baths of green tea, coffee and real red wine: http://www.yunessun.com/english/yunessun.html

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Check out Yunessan Resort (箱根小涌園ユネッサンリゾート) in Hakone. They have wine baths, sake baths, coffee, salt and tons more. Very fun. Mixed bathing (with swimsuits) and separated bathing. Outdoor water slides in the winter (hot spring water)

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Speaking as a semi-alcoholic, I'd rather drink water.

Same here, but to share the tub with them....... I'd drink it

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Agreed. It's never pure Tempranillo though, is it?

Yamaya have a very moreish and bargain Temp for ¥350

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Hear hear

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Beaujolais Nouveau is a mediocre varietal and its popularity is more due to marketing hype than of it being a quality wine. It seems many who are less informed about wine have fallen into the hype, especially here in Japan. I'd prefer a Cab, Merlot or Pinot from Australia or Chile over it any day.

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Beaujolais Nouveau is made from the gamay grape, a relatively plebian variety in my opinion, so I fail to understand the fuss over its release. Then again, if you put me in an onsen with some cute women I can find my way to celebrate its arrival!

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That us all that Beaujolais Nou is good for! Why do you think the French send so much of it abroad!

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I thought going into an onset with a swimsuit was bad manners in Japan.

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Periodically, I drink wine from my hands in an Onsen (Spa)

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Can I join you ladies !?...

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What's coming out of the bottle looks like the real McCoy...

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ah, the spirit of mottainai!

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Four women in a bath. Are they sure that it's wine?

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The water looks awful. Jaws would have a field day in there.

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@Sense

Agreed. It's never pure Tempranillo though, is it?

@Yubaru

The Portuguese go mad for "vino novo" every year. Same dilute horribleness.

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OlrikNOV. 19, 2015 - 03:47PM JST It doesn't look like wine, more like a blood bath...

I guess you missed this part of the article "....as they sit in a hot bath with colored water ".

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Le Beaujolais Nudeveau est arrivé

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Not a fan of the wine myself and I am always left wondering just how many other places in the world go so nuts over this like the Japanese? Anyone know?

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I do not recall th elast time I drank alcohol with my hands. Probably freshman year of college.

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never change, japan

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lucabrasi,

I haven't had BN in 25 years. My favourite Tempranillo is superior for both palate and wallet.

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B.J is glorified grape juice

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So they admit it serves better for other purposes instead of drinking it.

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I need one of those hats (NOT!).

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They are drinking it with their hands?

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Speaking as a semi-alcoholic, I'd rather drink water.

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Apparently 2015 is a great year for the Beaujolais Nouveau. Enjoy!

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That's what I keep saying...

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Sometimes I think I have seen everything.....and then...............

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