Beaujolais Nouveau is a red wine made from Gamay grapes produced in the Beaujolais region of France. It is the most popular vin de primeur, fermented for just a few weeks then officially released for sale on the third Thursday of November. This "Beaujolais Day", or "Beaujolais Nouveau Day" sees heavy marketing from the producers, with races to get the first bottles of the vintage to different markets. Individuals and restaurants attempt to secure a tough-to-get shipment of the rare, current-year vintage. As I get ready to go to a Beaujolais dinner with friends, here's a video from a colleague of mine that has covered some great discussion points for the new vintage.
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"Journalist and consumer Janet Eastman demands better wine from Southern Oregon vintners. She drills hands-in-the-soil decision makers to deliver insight on their experiments and she tests the results in a bottle."
I personally read everything that this woman writes. A huge champion of Southern Oregon and our wine industry, Janet keeps us all plugged in to the many wonderful local opportunities for great food & wine(among other things). This week she highlights on of the craziest foodie events in the valley - Ashland's Food & Wine Classic!
Please understand, Ashland is a Southern Oregon mecca for great food. It is home to some of the best chefs in the state, not to mention some of the most competitive! So take the information I just mentioned and apply it to a multi-day "Iron Chef" style cook off, complete with food & wine sampling and you'll start to get the feeling for the kind of fun this event offers. Put it to you this way, last year I lost my voice cheering for my favs in the finals.
Please read Janet's article on examiner.com for more information on what to expect and how you can get tickets for this unique event in Southern Oregon happening this weekend.