Third Thursday in November
There’s a bit of fuss in Lyon at this time of year. It’s the week of the third Thursday of November or, more importantly, Beaujolais Nouveau Day! Beaujolais is a wine-making area in Bourgogne, just north of Lyon. Beaujolais Nouveau – new Beaujolais – is the first wine released from each year’s new grape crop. The thing that’s different about this wine (apart from the advertising and the bright, catchy labels) is that it’s ready to drink when it’s about 2 months old. None of this ‘aged 10 years’ business. Apparently, the more it ages the worse it gets! Beaujolais Nouveau is made to be enjoyed immediately. So, santé!