HALIFAX — Beaujolais Nouveau wines are set to hit the shelves at the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation, among other Canadian stores, (NSLC) Thursday, Nov. 17.
“The release of Beaujolais Nouveau is a perfect opportunity to celebrate all that’s fun and exciting about wine,” said Peter Rockwell, category manager, Old World Wine for the NSLC.
“Reports on this year’s vintage have been very positive, and it’s expected the wines will offer plenty of fresh, thirst-quenching fruit flavours that will enhance a wide array of food partners.”
The third Thursday of November marks the traditional Canadian release of Beaujolais Nouveau, the first French wine bottled from this year’s grape harvest. This anticipated release originates in France’s Beaujolais region and serves as a ‘barometer for the quality of the vintage as a whole.’
This year’s release includes Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2011 ($14.99), Mommessin Beaujolais Nouveau 2011 ($15.99) and Pisse Dru Beaujolais Nouveau 2011 ($13.99).