Beaujolais Nouveau Day is marked in France on the third Thursday in November with fireworks, music, festivals and of course, wine tasting.
Today is the celebration of a year of work on the part of producers of Beaujolais wine which comes from the heart of the Rhône-Alpes region, in east-central France.
Under French law, the wine is released at 12:01 a.m, just weeks after the wine’s grapes have been harvested.
This fresh and fruity red wine is the result of a quick fermentation process that ends up with a tasty, clean wine that is enjoyed by people the world over.
Today is your chance to taste this year’s vintage which is celebrated throughout France in bars, restaurants, markets, and at home.
Most supermarkets will have promotions for Beaujolais Nouveau with most bottles being budget-friendly and averaging from €4-€5 per bottle.
Some recommendations for places to go for Beaujolais Nouveau wine tastings today are :
Les Gabileria Wine Cave & Art Gallery, 30 avenue Robert Soleau, from 7pm
Le Comptoir des Vins, 13 boulevard de la République, evening
Juan les Pins
AC Ambassadeur Hotel, 50-52 chemin des Sables, from 7pm
News Caffe, ground level at Palais des Congrès, tapas and wine from 7pm
Saveurs & Anthocyanes, 10 rue Gioffredo