What’s that you say? Have you not heard of Beaujolais Nouveau Day? Well, every year on the third Thursday of November, France (specifically vineyards in the Beaujolais/Burgundy region of France) release this popular wine. Fermented for just a few weeks, this wine is particularly light in both color and taste.
Unlike many wines that are intended to be aged, Beaujolais Nouveau is meant to be drunk immediately and certainly not stored for more than a year. Even some purists would argue that a year is too long. Don’t be surprised if some wine connoisseurs scoff at the idea of Beaujolais Noveau. Because of it’s extremely young age and light flavor, this wine is often is not taken seriously. But why not enjoy it for what it is?: a light and fruity wine that celebrates the recent harvest, invigorates the palate in late fall and goes fantastically with some of the season’s best food. Santé!
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