Beaujolais Nouveau arrives today! Every year, the third Thursday in November can mean only one thing – The release of Beaujolais Nouveau. In years gone by, the race was on to get to France and back with the first wine of the season and present it to an often sceptial UK public.
In France, however, celebrations of Nouveau continue as the ideal antidote to the grey winter months setting in. And who can blame them?
To this end, our French colleagues have recommended a great web site for any of you planning to travel to France to sample this year’s vintage. Obviously, our CoPilot Live Europe app can help you to locate even the most remote of vineyards for the real Beaujolais Nouveau connoisseurs – and of course you won’t need to worry about huge roaming charges during the journey thanks to our ‘maps on-board’ approach.
If you’re planning a tasting evening with friends closer to home, then leave the car keys behind and let CoPilot Live guide you on foot to some of the great places recommended by Fiona Beckett in the Guardian
Finally, if you’re around London and want to give it a try with a nice saucisson and some fromage, here are some popular French bars where a Beaujolais celebration is a tradition:
So this year’s Beaujolais Nouveau - Does it taste like strawberries, bananas, chestnuts or possibly even wine? What do you think about it?