Thursday, 19 November 2015
#Beaujolais Nouveau Day #France
Thursday 19th November, 2015
Beaujolais Nouveau Day is marked in France on the third Thursday in November. Every year, millions of bottles of fresh, fruity Beaujolais wine are uncorked to celebrate the new vintage.
Under French law, the wine is released at 12:01 a.m., just weeks after the grapes have been harvested. Parties are held all over the country, and even abroad, to celebrate the first wine of the new season.
Banners across France proclaim “Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé!”
French villages in the region, restaurants, bars and cellars get into the spirit of things with tastings, fireworks, music and festivals. And after the tragic events in Paris recently, any fête seems especially poignant.
Where will you be celebrating tonight?
If you happen to be in the area, some places to party: http://www.loisirs-beaujolais.fr/Beaujolais-Nouveau-2015-Fetes-et