Beaujolais Nouveau – a wine to slurp!
At midnight on the third Thursday of November – by French law – comes the first wine of the harvest – Beaujolais Nouveau! On this day in the Burgundian Beaujolais region of France, fireworks crackle, music is performed, and the people dance until dawn. Beaujolais isn’t just a bottle of wine, it’s a celebration that gives its consumers great joy and enthusiasm. Beaujolais is made to be drunk young. Its fresh, fruity taste is due to its quick fermentation process. After all, two months ago it was still grapes! While some wines only get better with age, Beaujolais should be history by the following May. It may be considered unsophisticated, but it’s fun to drink!
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