As the French like to proclaim: Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé! Raise your glass, because Beaujolais Nouveau — the first wine of the harvest season in the Northern Hemisphere — has finally arrived. Today marks the annual release date for the wine, which is welcomed on what's called "Beaujolais Nouveau Day" with a colossal celebration across France each year.
Since the wine — which certainly isn't for snobs — makes such a splash each year, I thought I would throw out some questions and see if you can, ahem, arrive at the answers. What do you know about Beaujolais Nouveau? Let's find out.
T/F: Beaujolais Nouveau is released every year on Nov. 19.
Beaujolais Nouveau is made from what type of grape?
To make Beaujolais Nouveau, how long are the grapes fermented?
Beaujolais Nouveau is:
Light-bodied in weight.
Medium-bodied in weight.
Full-bodied in weight.
T/F: Originally, Beaujolais Nouveau was only designed for local consumption.
How many liters of Beaujolais Nouveau are produced each year?
Two million liters
26 million liters
49 million liters
250 million liters
Which nations are the biggest importers of the wine?
Spain and Belgium
Germany and Japan
United States and Canada
United Kingdom and Denmark
How much does Beaujolais Nouveau typically cost in the US?
$50 or more
T/F: Beaujolais Nouveau can be served chilled.
Generally speaking, a bottle of Beaujolais Nouveau should be enjoyed within what period of time?