Le Beaujolais Nouveau Est Arrive! A light, fruity red goes on sale today. Budget Travel Thursday, Nov 19, 2009, 4:22 PM Budget Travel LLC, 2016

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nov 19 2009

Le Beaujolais Nouveau Est Arrive!

Any excuse for a party! The third Thursday of every November is the day that producers of Beaujolais Noveau release the year's vintage.

It used to be a cheap treat: a light, fruity, best-of-its-kind red, delivered straight from the wineries.

But the cost of shipping it over to the U.S. on a rush status, plus the unfavorable buying power of the U.S. dollar versus the euro, has hiked the price of beaujolais nouveau by more than 30 percent since 2003, as the Seattle Weekly points out.

Personally, that won't stop me from getting a bottle tonight, but if you only want to read about the event, you can "rewind" and read our coverage of beaujolais noveau last year: "C'est Arrivé!": The Bojo is upon us."


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