5 Reasons Beaujolais Nouveau is Taking Over in Seattle

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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.”

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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. 

Donuts plus Baeujolais Nouveaus equals class.

 

3. It’s meant to be drunk young.
Think of this wine as more like freshly-caught grapes. 

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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. 

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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. 

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Photo Credit: French American Chamber of Commerce, Hajime NAKANO on Flickr (CC BY-SA 3.0), Geoff Wong on Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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