Wine enthusiasts celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau

Novelty wine, Beaujolais Nouveau, makes it's way to shelves on the third Thursday of November.

The third Thursday in November is known as Beaujolais Nouveau, celebrating the first wine of the season and the harvest festival.

Beaujolais Nouveau, past wines

Beaujolais Nouveau, past wine bottles

Beaujolais Nouveau, past wines

What started out as a small observance in France is now a worldwide celebration that many partake in by purchasing the young wine.

Beaujolais is a wine region of Eastern France, famous for its vibrant, fruity red wines made from gamay grapes.

The wine is sold and consumed only weeks after harvest.


Winemaker George Duboeuf comes out with a popular and varied label each year, which now is a contest.

Local wine enthusiasts Karen and Verne Goodsell celebrate the young wine each year.

Vern says, “It’s a good stepping into wine to begin to learn about wine, and it’s just fun. But it’s a celebration of life and harvest and the fact that we are here and we get to enjoy this good stuff.”

Vern says the wine will pair well with your Thanksgiving meal and that 35-40 million bottles will be sold worldwide in the next few months.

2019 Beaujolais Nouveau

2019 Beaujolais Nouveau

2019 Beaujolais Nouveau

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