Beaujolais Nouveau and Cuban cigars

By David, on 18/11/2010 16:22
The release of the Beaujolais Nouveau has become a traditional event celebrated every year on Not only are we all very keen wine drinkers, but we are, more importantly, annual judges at our local Beaujolais Nouveau event. A heavy responsibility, which we take extremely seriously. Beaujolais Nouveau is a young red wine made from handpicked Gamay grapes grown in the Beaujolais region of France, where the beverage accounts for half of the region's production. While most red wines improve with age, Beaujolais Nouveau is all about freshness. Many producers, including regional giant Georges Duboeuf, race to deliver the first of the vintage to celebrations throughout France and and now the world. Under French law, the wine may be released at 12:01 a.m. on the third Thursday of November, just weeks after the wine's grapes have been harvested. Fermentation is so short that the resulting wine exhibits fruity flavors and light tannins. Beaujolais Nouveau should be consumed right away (or within six months of being made) and is best served slightly cooled. Nearly half of the wine's 70-million-bottle production is now exported abroad, mainly to Japan, Germany and the United States (where it is popularly enjoyed with Thanksgiving dinner). So join us on Thursday night and crack open a bottle of pure pleasure whilst enjoying a smooth and tasty Cuban! Enjoy, Richard and David 2010 Official Judges of the Eaux-Vives Beaujolais Nouveau Competition
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