Back when I did things… way before the pandemic, I would take that year’s Beaujolais Nouveau to Thanksgiving. It’s been years since I cared because the wine is usually horrible. But it was fun to open with the family and get our “professional opinions” I would buy two or three kinds and mostly no one wanted to drink them. lol.
If you are not a wino, Beaujolais Nouveau… well let me let Wikipedia explain it. That’s what I a pay them for. lol:
As far back as the 1800s, Beaujolais growers and winemakers would gather to celebrate the end of the harvest by toasting the vintage with some of the young wine produced that year. (This is part of the French tradition of vin de primeur, or “early wines” released in the same year as harvest, which 55 appellations in France are allowed to produce.) During this time, Lyonnais barkeepers and restaurateurs had been in the habit of buying barrels of this new Beaujolais wine, that had been pressed in September and ready to serve in November. The new wine was served via pitchers dipped into barrels; the barrels were sometimes transported simply by floating them down the Saône river., Once the Beaujolais AOC was established in 1937, AOC rules meant that Beaujolais wine could only be officially sold after 15 December in the year of harvest. These rules were relaxed in November 1951, and the Union Interprofessionnelle des Vins du Beaujolais (UIVB) formally set 15 November as the release date for what would henceforth be known as Beaujolais nouveau. In 1985 the Institut National des Appellations d’Origine (INAO) established the third Thursday of November to allow for a uniform release date for the wine.
If You Are Going Wine Shopping…
The wine used to be released from France at 12:01 on the third Thursday of November. During the 2000’s the release rules started to relax, with the wines shipped ahead of time, and released to local markets at 12:01 a.m. local time. Starting in the 2010’s, it started to be sent to retailers ahead of the third Thursday, with instruction not to sell it until the third Thursday. Click here for more info.
Doesn’t that sound official and fancy? It’s really not. Occasionally, the one is good. Usually it is super fruity and could taste like rotten bananas. But if you want to give it a shot, or if you just need more wine, I bought mine at wine.com and you can get $30 off your next purchase by using this link. And I will get 30 dollars off my next purchase too! This is not a sponsored as (I wish) you will get the same link too if you order before they change their deals. And you don’t have to use the link to buy Beaujolais nouveau you can buy whatever you want. I just wanted to remind you it was Beaujolais nouveau season.
Because, wine. Oh ah the bottle is like $15 and that is probably way too much because I consider it a novelty item. And it is unclear how much you have to spend to get the $30. I just thought I would share mostly for those of you who already shop there. Don’t worry about me. I’ve already ordered. 🙂