French Beaujolais Nouveau wine (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The 9th Annual Beaujolais Nouveau Celebration Feast is scheduled 6:00 PM, Thursday, November 21, at Walt Churchill’s Market, 3320 Briarfield. Maumee, (419) 794-4000. The event celebrates the first release of the 2013 vintage. Beaujolais Nouveau is the harvest party of the wine world.
The feast will feature rich French cassoulet, the perfect dish to pair with the fresh delicious red wines of Beaujolais. The wine, produced from Gamay grapes located in the southern part of France’s Burgundy region, is a special category.
The wines are only seven to nine weeks old, quite a contrast to typical red wines which are aged for months and then released the following year or in some cases even longer. The Beaujolais is fresh and fruity and made to be consumed young.
Cost for the event is $35 per person and includes food and wine. Please call for reservations. The event is limited to 25 people.
We’ve attended the event in the past and there is a great party atmosphere. The Beaujolais wines are reasonably priced and make a good pairing with your Thanksgiving turkey.