Beaujolais Nouveau prices soar for Japanese consumers

TOKYO, Nov 17 (NHK) - It is Beaujolais Nouveau time again, but this year the French wine may leave a bitter taste for Japanese consumers. Prices have surged due to the conflict in Ukraine and the weak yen.

The wine made with this year's harvest of grapes from the Beaujolais region traditionally goes on sale on the third Thursday of November.

Japanese beverage company Suntory says prices are 40-to-120 percent higher than last year.

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