One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A Beaujolais wine sold in the first year of a vintage.
- ‘This Beaujolais Nouveau seemed to me, then, serene and triumphant, a reminder that the world was an older and better place than anyone knew, that mankind in its long passion had learned another wisdom than his.’
- ‘There was a theory once that the ideal wine for the Christmas turkey was Beaujolais Nouveau.’
- ‘If there's one annual event I almost ignore, it's the now tired celebration surrounding the arrival of Beaujolais Nouveau.’
- ‘This is a story about Beaujolais - for one, the Beaujolais Nouveau that was unleashed upon a thirsty world Nov. 20.’
- ‘Thank a long, hot summer in France for making this an exceptional year for Beaujolais Nouveau.’
- ‘If you need some artificial happiness, this year's vintage of Beaujolais Nouveau will be available at midnight (the beginning of the third Thursday of November) in France.’
- ‘But unless the quick purchase of a sample bottle under £5 convinces you that the 2003 vintage is a stunner, I'd avoid Beaujolais Nouveau.’
- ‘A significant proportion of this wine is released as a primeur, in competition with Beaujolais Nouveau.’
- ‘This was then contrasted with the Beaujolais Nouveau Village, wines that come from villages in the Beaujolais area and finally a Beaujolais Nouveau from a specific village in the region.’
From Beaujolais + French nouveau ‘new’.
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