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A Celebration of Freshness and Flavour
Beaujolais Nouveau Day is a delightful French tradition celebrated annually on the third Thursday of November. It marks the release of the first wine of the season, Beaujolais Nouveau, from the Beaujolais region in France. This festive day is all about celebrating the arrival of this young and vibrant wine, known for its fresh, fruity flavors, and is eagerly anticipated by wine enthusiasts around the world.
Beaujolais Nouveau is made from the Gamay grape variety and is known for its light and fruity character. Unlike most wines that need aging, Beaujolais Nouveau is released just weeks after the grape harvest.
The tradition of Beaujolais Nouveau dates back to the early 20th century when winemakers in the Beaujolais region would quickly produce this young wine to celebrate the end of the grape harvest. Over the years, it gained popularity and became an international phenomenon.
Each year, a different label is created for the Beaujolais Nouveau bottles, featuring colorful and whimsical designs that often reflect the theme of the vintage.
Beaujolais Nouveau Day is a wonderful occasion to celebrate the joy of wine, the art of winemaking, and the conviviality of sharing good times with loved ones. So, uncork a bottle of Beaujolais Nouveau and savor the youthful exuberance of this charming French tradition. Santé!
How to Give the Perfect Bottle of Wine
A bottle of wine may be the go-to gift for any wine-loving friend or difficult relative but with confusing labels and distracting signage, choosing a bottle is not always as easy as it seems. Lydia Harrison DipWSET shares ten questions that will help you find the perfect bottle of wine. Read on.