Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2015
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Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2015

Beaujolais Nouveau Day celebrates the first wine harvest of the season. Under French law, the wine is released at 12:01 AM on the third Thursday in November regardless of the start of the harvest. Parties are held throughout the country with festivals, food, music, dancing and fireworks.

Some interesting facts about Beaujolais:

  • Hand harvesting is mandatory in the Beaujolais region of France.
  • Gamay Noir Jus Blanc is the only grape permitted for Beaujolais.
  • Beaujolais Nouveau is meant to be drunk young in average vintages and should be consumed by the following May after its release.
  • This light refreshing wine should be served slightly cool. (55 degrees) It’s forward fruit is much more apparent at cooler temperatures
  • The wine originated approximately a century ago.
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