• Kyodo


This year’s Beaujolais Nouveau was uncorked in Japan on Thursday, with consumers expected to buy higher-priced products for parties as they spend more time with family and friends in the wake of the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

Many who placed advance orders are planning home parties to drink the young gamay wine from France’s Beaujolais region, importer Vinos Yamazaki Co. said

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