ArmInfo. Beaujolais Nouveau Day
is traditionally marked in France on the third Thursday in November.
On November 17 the French Embassy to Armenia held the celebration of
"Beaujolais Nouveau" wine for the 8th time, attaching it to the 10th
anniversary of "Air France" company's representation in Armenia.
Beaujolais nouveau is a red wine made from Gamay grapes produced in
the Beaujolais region of France. Under French law, the wine is
released at 12:01 a.m., just weeks after the wine's grapes have been
harvested. Parties are held throughout the country to celebrate the
first wine of the season.
Beaujolais Nouveau celebration has become quite popular and is
celebrated not only in France but also in many other countries. Each
year around 7 mln bottles of Beaujolais Nouveau wine are exported.
The main importers are Japan, China and the USA.