I remember taking the boys to school many years ago only to find that the road was blocked by an overturned tanker of Beaujolais Nouveau. At the time I lived in France close to le Beaujolais. It was 7:30 on a Thursday morning in November, in fact the third Thursday of November, yea the hallowed release day of Beaujolais Nouveau. The truck was bound for the lucrative Swiss Market but foundered on the rocks of Farges. There were rivers, pools, becks, streams, puddles,tarns, slaps, burns, lochs of wine, all purple in the early dawn light.
20 years ago Beaujolais Nouveau was a big deal in France.
Today it is still a big deal in Japan. I am having a party on Saturday, which turns out to be an inauspicious day as many friends are going to Beaujolais Nouveau Parties.
As I write I am sipping, er, shnurting Beaujolais Nouveau. The shops are full of it.
Do they still do Beaujolais Nouveau elsewhere?