Beaujolais Nouveau is the world’s most famous vin de primeur, a style of wine which is sold the same year it was harvested in. This means it’s young, fruity and very, very easy to drink. It’s arrival is celebrated every year at Beaujolais Nouveau Day, the third Thursday of November, a date where hundreds of parties across the world are organised to share a glass.
If you fancy joining the festivities, check out three events to take place in Dublin to welcome this year’s wave of juicy Beaujolais Nouveau.
At The Church Bar, they’ve decided to hold until Friday to turn the occasion into a proper party. Join them to share the popular wine along with other French delicacies like saucisson and cheese platers.
The evening will start with an apero and a quiz where attendees can win cool prices. After that, it’s all about the dancing as a DJ will be playing a mix of French and international tunes. Free entry.
When: Friday, 17th of November, 6:30 pm to 2:00 am
Where: Junction of Mary Street & Jervis Street, Dublin, Ireland Dublin 1
More information: facebook.com/events
This suburban oasis of great wine is bringing something very special for the occasion: a giant 12 lt bottle (a.k.a. Balthazar) of Beaujolais Nouveau, which they plan to open on the day. Be part of the experience and enjoy a glass of Jean Foillards Nouveau. They’ll be serving rustic, simple French classic dishes on the evening. Glasses of Bojo are priced at €6 and the last glass in the bottle is free! Free entry.
Beaujolais Nouveau day is next Thur 16th & we’re pouring a MASSIVE 12 ltr bottle (16x 75cl) of Foillards Nouveau from 5pm. Will be Le Craic! pic.twitter.com/GF7WfWBfGE
— Green Man Wines (@GreenManWines1) November 10, 2017
When: Thursday, 16th of November, 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm.
Where: 3 Terenure Road North, Dublin, Dublin 6 Ireland
More information: greenmanwines.ie/event
This charming boutique wine shop in Donnybrook is inviting wine lovers to share a glass of Pierre-Marie Chermette Beaujolais Primeur 2017, which will be on offer on the day (€15,50 per bottle). Made from old vines, this low sulfur, natural Bojo is an example that might even get your friendly neighbourhood wine snob excited about fruity reds.
When: Thursday, 16th of November, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Where: 103 Morehampton Road, Donnybrook – Dublin 4.
More information: terroirs.ie