Wine enthusiasts celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau

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

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Many wine lovers look forward to the third Thursday in November, known as Beaujolais Nouveau.

Beaujolais is an important wine region of eastern France, famous for its vibrant, fruity red wines made from gamay grapes. With no barrel aging at all, this wine is sold and consumed only weeks after harvest.

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

Winemaker George Duboeuf comes out with a popular and varied label each year, which is the wine that local wine enthusiasts Karen and Verne Goodsell celebrate with each year.

Verne described it as “a cultural movement from particularly from the small communities, the agricultural communities, to celebrate the goodness of the year. And when people taste the wine, even people that aren’t regular wine drinkers, there’s enough fruit in the wine that they really like it.”

Verne says the wine will pair well with your Thanksgiving meal.

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