From National Today:
“Beaujolais Nouveau Day is a French holiday that takes place on the third Thursday of November every year. This year, it is celebrated on November 17. Owing to its proximity to Thanksgiving, many in America choose this crimson red wine with a refreshing, fruity taste as an accompaniment to their holiday meal. The wine is fermented for only a few weeks using the purple-colored Gamay grape grown exclusively in the Beaujolais sub-region of Burgundy. This makes it a ‘nouveau’ or ‘vin de primeur,’ a wine harvested for sale in the same year. Beaujolais farmers first celebrated the harvest in the 19th century.”
LUSH is a proud carrier of many delicious Beaujolais wines. Don’t know where to start? Ask our sommeliers and clerks for a recommendation to begin your journey into one of the most fascinating appellations in the world.