The holiday dedicated to the young Beaujolais Nuveau wine started in France on November. The wine is produced in the Beaujolais region in the south of France from Gamay grape variety. It is picked and pressed only 6 to 8 weeks before bottling. The long-expected wine marks the closing of the harvesting season and is the first wine in the year to drink. It has a flavorful fruity taste.
The holiday of Beaujolais as a fairy cheap table wine started off locally, but, as the wine enjoyed more and more international popularity year after year, the holiday has grown into an international annual event.
It so happened that the Beaujolais days coincide with Thanksgiving Day, and many Americans took to purchasing this wine for Thanksgiving dinner. Its delicate charming taste goes well with the traditional turkey and cranberry and is much appreciated on Thanksgiving.