It’s Beaujolais Nouveau celebration this Thursday! Yes, it’s the third Thursday in November! Under French law, the first wine is released on this date after a successful harvest.
Let’s join France and wine lovers everywhere this Thursday November 19, and raise a glass after opening a bottle of Beaujolais Nouveau. Here in Vancouver that may mean - get out your umbrellas, masks and join the celebration outside as they do in France, at the beach. Fireworks? Maybe not, but if we drink until dawn you will know why!
What to expect from Beaujolais Nouveau?
Cherry cola, grapey flavoured, light red wine that’s bright and fresh. It’s definitely simple to be consumed now with thoughts only of tomorrow. Gamay Noir is the grape. It bears some similarities to Pinot Noir but can be more accessible now and great with food especially grilled pork, roasted chicken and pulled pork tacos. Other styles from Beaujolais offer higher quality, longer lived reds with more spice and flavour. It’s still Burgundy’s best value with historically significant producers like George Dubeouf and Louis Jadot.
Boring? No, it’s not boring Beaujolais. Join us this Thursday with Mark Shipway as we travel in and around Beaujolais learning about the 10 Crus, the Gamay grape that makes it all possible and the food pairings that are classic matches to this very food friendly wine.
Follow this link to reserve your spot now: https://www.goodwinegal.ca/store/p9/beaujolais.html
BC Liquor Storeswww.bcliquorstores.com/ will have bottles of Beaujolais and Beaujolais Nouveau on hand for under $20.
Here is a list of wines to buy and try available at BC Liquor Stores.
MOMMESSIN 2020 LES CONSCRITS CLASSE 9 $18.99 750 ml | SKU: 99655
GEORGES DUBEOUF PAPER LABEL 2020 $19.99 750 ml | SKU: 950022
GEORGES DUBOEUF $14.99 750 ml | SKU: 212480
BOUCHARD AINE & FILS LES COUTEAUX $13.99 750 ml | SKU: 147546
J P BRUN TERRES DOREES L'ANCIEN 2018 $28.99 750 ml | SKU: 681569
LOUIE JADOT COMBE AUX JACQUES 2018 $22.99 750 ml | SKU: 469924
SAINT AMOUR - DOMAINE DES BILLARDS
HERITIERS LORON 2016 $28.99 750 ml | SKU: 572362
CHIROUBLES - STEEVE CHARVET 2018 $29.99 750 ml | SKU: 121135
MORGON COTE DE PY - DUBOEUF JEAN
ERNEST DESCOMBES 2017 $29.99 750 ml | SKU: 6914
MORGON - MATHIEU & CAMILLE LAPIERRE 2018 $46.99 750 ml | SKU: 141366
MOULIN A VENT -
J P BRUN TERRES DOREES 2017 $37.99 750 ml | SKU: 696476
BROUILLY - CHATEAU DE PIERREUX 2019 $21.99 750 ml | SKU: 161117
COTE DE BROUILLY - DOMAINE BARON
DE L'ECLUSE LES GARANCES 2018 $38.99 750 ml | SKU: 165636