• December 21, 2017

JAL Unveils First and Business Class Wine and Japanese Sake Selections International Flights for Fiscal Year 2018

~ Enjoy Renowned Brands Selected by JAL`s Wine Advisors ~


Japan Airlines (JAL) is pleased to unveil its First and Business Class wine selection which will be served on its international flights from fiscal year 2018.

The wine selection process was headed by Mr. Kenichi Ohashi, holder of the prestigious Master of Wine qualification, who shared his knowledge and expertise on the global trends in wine quality, and Mr. Motohiro Okoshi, former sommelier-turned first wine taster in Japan, who paired the wines with JAL’s in-flight meals to complement each other and produce a world-class dining experience. The exquisite meals are created by JAL’s team of star chefs including Mr. Yosuke Suga, owner-chef of SUGALABO.

Furthermore, JAL will start serving Louis Roederer Cristal Champagne 2009 for First Class customers from January 1, 2018.


Applicable First Class routes:                                                                                                                                 Narita = New York (JL003/JL004), Chicago, Los Angeles                                                                               Haneda = New York (JL005/JL006), San Francisco, London (JL043/JL044), Paris

Note: January 1, 2018 (Mon.) ~ offered on routes from/to New York, London only                                                                                            January 6, 2018 (Sat.) ~ offered on all other applicable routes

JAL will also provide a wide selection of top Japanese sake from across Japan, ranging from emerging brands to rare brands, to deliver a unique dining experience that is bound to exceed customer expectations.



Mr. Kenichi Ohashi (left)

Mr. Motohiro Okoshi (right)

Wine Selection Process (bottom)







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