Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Big News

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Thursdays in November are for traditions. The fourth Thursday of November means Thanksgiving to an American and for the French the third Thursday in November is THE day for Beaujolais Nouveau, so today is the day. Le Beaujol'ympiades  is an event sponsored by the Young Winemakers/Young Farmers of the Rhone and kicked off last night with a parade, fireworks and music culminating with a Beaujolais Nouveau tasting at midnight. My personal favorite quote from the event website: "breathalysers are available to people who come throughout the day." 

Unfortunatley, I did not learn of this until today otherwise I would have gone to help taste the B.N. Tonight, as I was returning home from a friend's house, I walked past many bars and wine shops and all were full of French flags and people gathering around to share bottle or two of a wine that is somewhat of a red-headed stepchild in the wine world. 


Sparkling Like A Diamond said...

Sounds like a rockin good time.

brenda said...

Allons enfants du Beaujolaaa-i-ais! (les jours ivre's sont arrive's!)