On Thursday 18th November 2021, people all over the world will celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau Day.
Beaujolais Nouveau is France’s most popular early wine.
Beaujolais Nouveau is France’s most popular vin de primeur (early wine) from the region of Beaujolais.
What is Beaujolais Nouveau like?
It is a light and fruity red wine made from the Gamay grapes grown by around 400 small farms. Once picked, the process from grapes to bottled wine is complete within six to eight weeks.
This is why it is the first wine produced each year after the harvest season, and so on the third Thursday of November every year since the 1800s, the country celebrates Beaujolais Nouveau day to mark the new release.
Now an internationally enjoyed wine
Once a local wine, Beaujolais Nouveau is now enjoyed worldwide, especially in the UK, Japan and America, and the celebration has become an international event. You may even find an event near you.