Thursday, November 19, 2009

Beaujolais Nouveau Est Arrive!

Today is Beaujolais Nouveau day. Beaujolais (technically part of Burgundy) is a region in France famous for their delicious and (in my opinion) hugely under-rated red wines made from the Gamay grape. Beaujolais Nouveau is released every year on the third Thursday of November worldwide. I'll skip the technical details, but Beaujolais Nouveau differs from regular Beajolais in that it is made very fast and best consumed young. The vintage is 2009, so these grapes were harvested just a couple of months ago. It's a fun wine to drink this time of year.

You'll see some big brand Beaujolais around town but I don't mind telling you that ours is the best. We have two in stock at different prices and you can taste them at both stores tonight!

By the way, if you're wondering about pronunciation it's Boh-jah-lay. The "j" is a soft j as in the French name Jean, not a hard j as in January.

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