Beaujolais wines released

Winemakers released the new vintage of Beaujolais nouveau.

By law, Beaujolais producers in France cannot start selling the light and fruity, low-cost vintage until midnight on the third Thursday of November.

There was a festive atmosphere surrounding the release even though poor weather yielded the smallest grape harvest since 1975.

The United States and Japan top the consumption list of Beaujolais nouveau.

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