Friday, November 21, 2014

Beaujolais Nouveau has arrived !

Parisian bar all decked out to celebrate !

The temperatures have dropped in Paris but that did not stop wine lovers from seeking out the bars to sample the 2014 Beaujolais Nouveau. In fact, it is now celebrated throughout France and the world.

Even in Japan, at the resort spa in Hakone, west of Tokyo, people not only were drinking the wine but they actually swam in a large tub of the new wine. In fact, Japan alone imported 7.9 million bottles of Boujolais Nouveau last year! Not to worry, it also flooded the stores in the United States but I have not yet heard of anyone swimming in it in the U.S.A..

Beaujolais nouveau is a red wine made from the Gamay grapes that are produced in the Beaujolais region of France. The wine is fermented for just a few weeks and then it is released on the third Thursday of November at 12:01 a.m. for the time honored tradition to sample the new wine.

À votre santé mes amis !

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