Thursday, November 18, 2010
It's Beaujolais Noveau Day!!
And another blog post about Beaujolais Noveau Day!
t one past midnight on the third Thursday of each November, from little villages and towns like Romanèche-Thorins, over a million cases of Beaujolais Nouveau begin their journey through a sleeping France to Paris for immediate shipment to all parts of the world. Banners proclaim the good news: Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé! "The New Beaujolais has arrived!" One of the most frivolous and animated rituals in the wine world has begun.
By French law, Beaujolais Nouveau is to be released no earlier than the third Thursday of November.
Well, here in rural Ohio, I usually get the Beaujolais Noveau, 2010, around the second week of December. It takes more time to get it here.
The red wine is usually...not that good. It's a 2010 (new harvest) edition. It hasn't aged at all. I usually drink the bottle by myself ( or with a local friend) as the husband has signed himself out from participating with the vintage.
It's more about the "event" that is usually 2 weeks late around here, than how the actual wine tastes.
But actually, the husband and I are going out for lunch at the local winery on Thursday. Perhaps we shall celebrate "Beaujolais Noveau Day" in spirit.