Midnight Wednesday in the third week of November is when the Beaujolais Nouveau is released. David says there used to be a race as to who could get it across the English Channel to London first. Now, it is shipped ahead of time and released at 12:01 am.
In the US Beaujolais Nouveau is usually available for quite a few weeks. Here, in Paris, it came and went quite quickly. Beaujolais Nouveau is a light fruity wine and meant to be consumed not stored. You can see, that’s what we did… consumed.