Beaujolais Nouveau is the latest event being uncorked in Seattle. Here are 5 reasons why it’s become so popular with the bourgeoisie.
1. It’s called ‘The New Vintage’. And which Seattlite doesn’t love a good paradox?
“I’m sensing a strong, fruit body with a smooth, oxymoronic finish.”
2. It’s touted as a wine for the anti-connoisseur.
The idea for this young, red wine was originally conceived of as a way to offload large quantities of wine, quickly, and for a decent profit. Feel free to drink it with donuts from Top-Pot.
3. It’s meant to be drunk young.
Think of this wine as more like freshly-caught grapes.
4. It’s a rabble-rauser.
The same wind produced in the sleepy vineyards shown below sparks parties and barrel-rolling races at 12:01am on November 20th of every year.
5. It’s here.
No need to fly to France to take part in the festivities. There are Beaujolais Nouveau events happening here in Seattle too. Check them out.
Photo Credit: French American Chamber of Commerce, Hajime NAKANO on Flickr (CC BY-SA 3.0), Geoff Wong on Flickr (CC BY 2.0)