Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Tonight at midnight, local time, the first bottles of the 2012 vintage of Beaujolais Nouveau were opened all over the world. It's a festive, light-hearted moment about a festive, light-hearted wine. Beaujolais generically is red, fruity, lacking bitter tannins, low in alcohol and is made using a grape (Gamay) not often encountered in other wines. And Beaujolais Nouveau has the additional luck of being a very good wine for traditional Thanksgiving.
Tonight is the annual party hosted by Frank and Georges Duboeuf celebrating the arrival of Beaujolais Nouveau in New York City. The soiree will take place at midnight at the famous Highline Ballroom and will be sponsored by Deutsch Family Wines and Spirits.
On Thursday the traditional daytime uncorking will take place with Jacques Pepin as the special guest of honor.
This is one of my favorite times of the year. It is a time when we give Thanks to so many things including Beaujolais Nouveau 2012.

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