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France Uncorks This Year's Batch of Beaujolais Nouveau Wine

France Uncorks This Year's Batch of Beaujolais Nouveau Wine

Thursday, 16 November 2017 10:39 AM

PARIS (AP) — This year's Beaujolais Nouveau has been uncorked in France in the famous wine event that spawns nationwide parties — and plenty of hangovers.

A sip from the 2017 batch of the — often rough — red wine that's only aged a short time will evoke notes of wild strawberry, raspberry and blackcurrant.

But the owner of Paris' Au Petit Chavignol restaurant, Bernard Roques-Bouges, said Thursday that the attraction of the highly-marketed annual event is simple: an excuse to party.

Roques-Bouges uncorked his first bottles at midnight Wednesday in the third week of November, as is tradition in the 24-hour celebration.

The merriment is taking place despite wine volumes being lower than normal this year owing to vine damage from frost, hail and drought.

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This year's Beaujolais Nouveau has been uncorked in France in the famous wine event that spawns nationwide parties - and plenty of hangovers.A sip from the 2017 batch of the - often rough - red wine that's only aged a short time will evoke notes of wild strawberry,...
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