Crowds gather to celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau day in France

New Beaujolais Nouveau draws in the crowds.

New Beaujolais Nouveau draws in the crowds. Image by Shunichi kouroki / CC BY 2.0

Eager crowds gathered in the town of Beaujeu to be the first to taste the 2014 Beaujolais Nouveau in France. The annual tradition involves winemakers in the Beaujolais region rushing young wine to market where the Gamay grapes go through a quick fermentation process. Under French law, the wine is released after midnight on the 3rd Thursday of November and celebrations take place all across the country. Read more:

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