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Bathing in Beaujolais!

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By Euronews
Bathing in Beaujolais!

<p>Why just drink it, when you can also bathe in it? Wine lovers in Japan have been celebrating the release of this year’s Beaujolais Nouveau by taking a dip in the red stuff. </p> <p>A hotel in Hakone – a hot spring resort southwest of Tokyo – has been marking “Beaujolais Nouveau Day” for years, by mixing wine into their traditional baths. </p> <p>“It’s good for my skin and it feels relaxing. I feel very good,” said Natsumi Kaizu, from Tokyo, who took the plunge. </p> <p>Yasunari Kuwajima was even hired in as a sommelier.</p> <p>“On any other day, customers would be mad if I poured wine on them. But today they thank me for just that. What a special day,” he said. </p> <p>Beaujolais Nouveau is a French wine made from grapes harvested just a few months ago and not matured in barrels. </p> <p>It traditionally hits the shelves at midnight ahead of the third Thursday in November, accompanied by a massive marketing push to celebrate.</p>