The third Thursday in November is the day the Beaujolais Nouveau (or Primeur) wines are released. You can probably already find Beaujolais Nouveau in most wine stores and even many supermarkets in the U.S. today.
Here in France, other wines and regions have been getting into the act as well. The best known "new" wine after Beaujolais is probably Touraine Nouveau. Touraine is our region, and the primary red wine grape grown here is Gamay, just as it is in Beaujolais. So it makes sense.
Today at the big SuperU market in Contres, the new wines had a place of honor in the front of the store. And there we saw not only Beaujolais Nouveau and Touraine Primeur, but Côtes du Rhone Primeur and — surprisingly, because it's a white wine — Muscadet Nouveau.
We bought a selection of these young wines to try over the coming weekend. It doesn't take much to convince us to buy a new wine!
wlcI'm glad you guys are back in France. Missed your French reports.ReplyDelete
Et bah, les Gars, gare à votre foie, lol !!!ReplyDelete
Moi aussi, je suis contente de vous revoir en ligne sur vos blogs ! Bises. Marie
Chacun pour (son) foie, et Dieu pour tous, non ?ReplyDelete
Oui, oui, mais les docteurs ne parlent pas ainsi :-) !!! Bises. MarieReplyDelete
Good for drinking and good for stories... The list of (mostly expatriate) blogs reporting celebrations of the new wine is growing! Santé! Meilleurs vœux!ReplyDelete
Sorry that those strange characters appeared on the last post...I'll try again.ReplyDelete