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Bringing back Beaujolais

Rushing the first bottles of Beaujolais Nouveau out of France by air was a status symbol of the jet age. Now, a new generation of producers wants to bring back that thrill

9th January, 2015

Few ambitious wine regions can countenance the idea of bottling, let alone selling, a 2014 wine in 2014. Yet the first significant launch of the 2014 vintage takes place in Beaujolais on the third week in November.

Historically, the point of Beaujolais Nouveau was to be able to revel in a wine made from grapes picked in the year in which you are drinking it. However, as southern hemisphere New World wines became available, this thrill came from...

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