Beaujolais Nouveau

Beaujolais Nouveau is a wine unlike most other wines. Where its Gallic relatives from Bordeaux or Burgundy are deep, rich, serious wines, Beaujolais Nouveau is just a few weeks old when it gets drunk. It’s harvested in September then released then released for sale on the third Thursday in November, and not a minute sooner. Up and down the country, the whole of the French people will be visiting their local bistro and sipping on this year’s harvest.

For four days this November, a handful of our pubs are doing it like the French for the Beaujolais Nouveau weekend. Serving up this year’s vintage with homemade French-inspired food (made with British ingredients but don’t mention that to the French), French games, music, decorations and costumes, it’s going to be a properly fun four days to match a properly fun wine.


It is a real thirst-quencher and you don’t need to be a wine expert to enjoy it – it’s a fun, light and fruity wine that is meant to be consumed in a similar state of mind. A wine to be shared with friends that is approachable and easy to drink. The region of Beaujolais, in the east of France, is known for its amazing food, so Beaujolais Nouveau wine should always be enjoyed with simple, tasty and sharable food.