Thursday, November 18, 2010

Le Beaujolais Nouveau

Today, the third Thursday of November, was la fête du Beaujolais Nouveau. The Beaujolais region is close-by, just East and North of Lyon. Beaujolais Nouveau is the first wine of the season to be ready to drink and today was the first day that Beaujolais Nouveau could be uncorked and sold. The celebration dates back to the 1980s and its roots are based in advertising, but it is fun anyways. I especially liked the colourful rooster on the labels of the bottles we had for our party in the teachers' lounge after class today.

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