The Gatwick Express, the non-stop rail-air link between London and Gatwick Airport, is to offer its passengers the new 2007 Beaujolais Nouveau.

The 2007 Beaujolais was served on the 00h01 the wine today (15 November). The wine was served to passengers from the platforms.

The Beaujolais Nouveau is officially released on the third Thursday of November.

Gareth Jones, head of customer services for the Gatwick Express, said: "We believe we are the first ever train operating company in the UK to offer the new Beaujolais Nouveau to customers. We also believe we may be the first in the world.

"This wine tasting event will appeal to our international customers as the race to ship the wine all around the world as quickly as possible has become a global phenomenon and is popular in countries such as America and Japan."