Some people love their cars, others enjoy smoking rare and exotic cigars, and then there are those who are into wine. They like it so much that they even take baths in it. At least, that’s how one group of Japanese enthusiasts in Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture are celebrating the 2012 release of the French wine Beaujolais Nouveau. Now that’s dedication.
Turns out the Yunessun Spa Resort, where the ritual is being hosted, is known for offering a variety of unique baths. In the past, the resort has even filled its hot tubs with green tea and sake. But it turns out the yearly release of Beaujolais Nouveau is celebrated around the world. Laws in France state that the red beverage can’t be released until the third Thursday in November, and once that day arrives, parties are held with special menus and festive holiday foods. Apparently the wine is made from hand-picked grapes and never aged in barrels, giving it a “light, fruity flavor.”
With more than 60 million bottles of the wine distributed around the globe, it’s obvious Nouveau’s release is something looked forward to. But so much that people want to take a bath instead of drinking it? There has been a low yield of the grapes this year because of poor spring weather, but Beaujolais producers say that this year’s wines will have more complex flavors due to the concentration from small berries. What do you think wine lovers, a waste of the alcoholic beverage or are you ready to hop in yourself? Let us know in the comments!
[via Huffington Post]