NOVEMBER 17TH, 2011 AND COUNTING

14 Nov

On November 17th, over 400 cases of Beaujolais Nouveau will arrive from France by special airfreight to Champane’s Wine Cellars, Warren, MI. Just in time for the Annual Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Tasting Event. (French Law prohibits the sale of Beaujolais Nouveau before the third Thursday of November).

The annual Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Tasting will be the largest in Michigan. Over twenty French wines and eight different Beaujolais will be poured.

Beaujolais history goes back 2,000 years, but it was this century that started the madness on the third Thursday in November. According to Dean Champane, Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Historian. This is the largest international wine festival in the world. Every year at one minute past midnight on November 17th, millions of cases of Beaujolais Nouveau will begin their journey from France for immediate shipment around the world. By the time its over 95 million bottles will have been distributed, sold and tasted around the world. It has become a worldwide race to be the first to taste, the new previewed harvest.

This wine is meant to be consumed young. Due to the way the grapes are pressed, only three days after harvest. This keeps the tannis light, leaving it an easy to drink fruity wine. The wine is made for gulping, rather than sipping. It’s great chilled and the only wine that white wine drinkers find easy to move into red wine tasting.

On Thursday, November 17, 2011 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., the largest Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Tasting Event will take place at Champane’s Wine Cellars, 7007 Chicago Road (13 Mile Rd.), Warren, MI. Tickets are only $ 15.00 per person in advance.

CHAMPANE’S WINE CELLARS
7007 Chicago Road (13 Mile)
Warren, MI
(586) 978-9463
http://www.champanes.com

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