Not confused that she knew something that I didn't, she's a librarian, I'm convinced they know EVERYTHING, but I live in Paris and she lives in Dallas and I had NO idea what she was talking about.
Low and behold, I started looking around to figure it out and in EVERY window in Paris there it would be:
Beaujolais Nouveau Arrive'
So consider yourself in the know.
How to party for the arrival of Beaujolais Nouveau?
The Beaujolais Nouveau is a ritual, a large and popular pagan festival. Universal, it adapts to all countries and flows into all cultures. Simple and unpretentious, Beaujolais Nouveau goes wonderfully with many dishes and cuisines. It is shared between friends. Like all wines, it must be consumed in moderation.
No "code" to celebrate the arrival of Beaujolais Nouveau, and yet, however, some rules are incompressible:
- Respect the law and know how to wait midnight, regardless of the timezone. No Beaujolais Nouveau before the big day and on time. To begin the evening, an idea: try other brands of vineyard Beaujolais: Beaujolais-Villages and some of the 10 crus ... For the Beaujolais is not just the Beaujolais Nouveau.
- Beaujolais Nouveau wine is genuine. It is shared, such as good mood. Serve cool, 10-11 degrees. Above all, do not "take the lead": an aperitif, with starters, deli meats, goat cheese, seafood, fish tartare, oysters or sushi, it is ideal. But everyone can, without betraying any religion, give free rein to his culinary inspiration.
- Choose the place that you like: a cellar of Beaujolais winemaker if you want to share the passion of a single profession and the warmth of people who have a genuine sense of hospitality, the pub nearest to you held by a loud-mouthed boss, a rather more chic, if you love social gatherings, or simply "at home with friends ...."
Remember the date of Beaujolais Nouveau! D-Day: Thursday, November 19, at 00 h 00 specific, in France and worldwide
No, I did not come up with that wisdom on my own, go HERE to learn more.