Beaujolais Nouveau Day is coming up on Thursday, November 20th.
Beaujolais Nouveau is a red wine made from Gamay grapes produced in the Beaujolais region of France. It is the most popular vin de primeur, fermented for just a few weeks before being released for sale on the third Thursday of November. This “Beaujolais Nouveau Day” used to see heavy marketing, with races to get the first bottles to different markets around the globe. The current release practice is to ship the wine ahead of the third Thursday of November, and release it to the local markets at 12:01 a.m. local time.
I am looking forward to sampling the 2014 releases soon. Reviews to follow. Just in time for Would Bukowski Drink It?’s 1 Year Anniversary and Thanksgiving.