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Beaujolais Nouveau - Fun to Say, Great to Drink!

November 15, 2016

 

Pronounced "Boo Julay Noo Vou"  this popular, smooth-tasting wine is made from Gamay grapes that are produced in the Beaujolais region of France. It is always released the third Thursday of November, regardless of the start of the harvest.

 

We had to wonder...why do people rave about this wine? Because of its easy ability to drink & fruity, fresh flavor - yes!

 

We are releasing the famous Beaujolais Nouveau on Thursday, Nov. 17! We will be offering tastings throughout all 15 stores - so get ready, you are all in for a real treat. 

 

See below for some fun and interesting facts about this fabulous wine!

 

1. The region of Beaujolais is 34 miles long from north to south and 7 to 9 miles wide. There are nearly 4,000 grape growers who make their living in this picturesque region just north of France's third largest city, Lyon.

 

2. Serve Beaujolais Nouveau slightly cool, at about 55 degrees Fahrenheit-the wine is more refreshing and its forward fruit more apparent than if you serve it at room temperature.

3. The only grape variety allowed for the production of Beaujolais Nouveau is Gamay.

 

4. All of the grapes picked within the Beaujolais region must be picked by hand.

 

5. Carbonic Maceration is a wine-making technique which helps make the easy-drinking, fruit-led style of Beaujolais Nouveau.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: http://www.intowine.com/beaujolaisnouveaufacts.html  

 

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