Virtual Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Tasting (ONLINE TASTING)
LET'S HAVE AN ONLINE PARTY TO CELEBRATE BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU!!!
This is a time to celebrate new French wine, fresh from the harvest. After a downturn, Beaujolais wine is undergoing a resurgence, starting HERE at Hampshire Wine School, with your French Sommelier and Wine Tutor, Cécile. And if she says that Beaujolais Nouveau is fun, fun, fun and well worth having a party for ... then trust her ;-)
Beaujolais Nouveau owes its easy drink-ability to a wine-making process called carbonic maceration, also called whole berry fermentation. This technique preserves the fresh, fruity quality of the wine, without extracting bitter tannins from the grape skins. So come and learn all about this misunderstood wine and grape variety that is Gamay.
All YOU have to do is purchase a ticket by clicking the "BOOK" button, as you would normally. A ticket entitles ALL members of your household to join in. There is no need to buy one ticket per person. Once your ticket purchased, you will receive a confirmation email with your ZOOM web link and password 2 days before the event itself.
I would recommend buying in advance: 1 bottle of Beaujolais Nouveau 2020 vintage (any winery will do). Where Can I Buy Beaujolais Nouveau? It will be hard NOT to buy, as it is THE most heavily promoted wine upon release. Most wine shops and supermarkets will begin carrying Beaujolais Nouveau on its release date: the third Thursday of November every year (November 19th 2020). Plus bring to your home party some French saucisson for the perfect food & wine pairing!
To make this online party even more social for everyone, let's dress up too! Wear anything stripey, in red, blue or white, and don't forget your beret and onion necklace for extra panache ;-)
I would recommed pre-ordering your bottle on either of those 2 sites (as many others, Waitrose included, have already sold their pre-allocation):
- N.D.John Wine Merchants at www.ndjohn.co.uk: Beaujolais Nouveau 2020 £8.95 plus £6.95 for delivery (that's the one I went for, since I already knew of Maison Jean Loron)
- Vinatis at www.vinatis.co.uk: Beaujolais Nouveau no sulfites 2020 £10 plus £6 for delivery
Places remaining: 12
Course Date/Time: Tue 24th Nov 2020 at 7.30pm
Duration: 1+ / 2 hours
Venue: ONLINE ON ZOOM (INVITATION SENT BY EMAIL 2 DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT ITSELF)