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Beaujolais Nouveau Day!

Beaujolais Nouveau Day!

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 5:00pm

Celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau!

5 PM until 8 PM
Join us to enjoy some delicious Beaujolais Nouveau wine only $3 a glass.

Wear a French beret, pencil mustache or striped shirt. Oui oui!

No reservations required.

What's Beaujolais Nouveau all about?

Beaujolais Nouveau is a red wine made from Gamay grapes produced in the Beaujolais region of France. It is the most popular vin de primeur, fermented for just a few weeks before being released for sale on the third Thursday of November. The current release practice is to ship the wine ahead of the third Thursday of November, and release it to the local markets at 12:01 a.m. local time.

Production
Beaujolais Nouveau is made from the Gamay grape, better known simply as Gamay. The grapes must come from the Beaujolais AOC, with those of the ten "cru" appellations excluded. .

By law, all grapes in the region must be harvested by hand. The wine is made using carbonic maceration, whole berry anaerobic fermentation which emphasizes fruit flavors without extracting bitter tannins from the grape skins. Grapes are loaded into a large (think 20,000 gallon) sealed container that is filled with carbon dioxide. Grapes that are gently crushed at the bottom of the container by the weight of the grapes start to ferment, emitting more CO2. All this carbon dioxide causes fermentation to take place inside the uncrushed grapes (without access to oxygen, hence "anaerobic fermentation"). The resulting wine is fresh, fruity, and very low in tannins.

Then, voilĂ ! Beaujolais Nouveau! Cheers!