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Beaujolais Nouveau 2015

Where to find the new young wine in Paris on Thursday 19th November 2015

Every year on the third Thursday of November, the young red vin de primeur Beaujolais nouveau is released on to the market in a frenzy of promotion, buying and drinking. Just 6-8 weeks old, the wine is intended for immediate consumption.

Not everyone in Paris is a fan. In fact, the light, fruity wine is as divisive in France as football or politics. But what's certain is that the night of Thursday 19th November 2015 will be given over, in many places, to committed (and raucous) testing of this year's vintage – and Time Out Paris will show you where to partake.

Where to celebrate Beaujolais nouveau

Rue Paul Lelong

The owner of Mémère Paulette restaurants and Pépère Paul wine cellar organises a big Beaujolais nouveau party on the Rue Paul Lelong (2nd arrondissement) every year. Expect tasting stands for the new wine, cuvée Jean-Paul Brun, and food stalls open from 8pm until 11pm.

Marché des Enfants Rouges

In the heart of the Marais, this food market sets out several tables in a corner to re-create the atmosphere of a provincial village. Next to the Versant Vins boutique, run by passionate oenologist Jeanne, you'll be able to taste a variety of different Beaujolais and young wines from different regions accompanied by servings of a traditional dish of lentils and sausages. Bottles at €15, food for €10, both for €20, and the street party will stay open until 11pm.

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3rd arrondissement

Caves Legrand

Every year, the Legrand team bottle its own Beaujolais. From 12 noon until 8pm, they hold a tasting of 'La Pistachée' (green lentils from Puy en Velay, pistachio sausage and glasses of Beaujolais Primeur Legrand 2011) for €17.50, accompanied by a live singer and accordionist.

L'Ivress

L'Ivress offers lashings of a particular Beaujolais nouveau, Cuvée Retour aux Sources from the vineyards of Céline and Sébastien Mesne, winemakers in the Morgon. The talented wine buffs have selected a fruity vintage that's not too acidic, rare for a Beaujoulais nouveau. To go with the wine, plates of Lyonnaise cheese and charcuterie. Make sure you reserve – by text on (+33) (0)6 61 40 27 97.

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Jay S
Jay S

Wow, this article made us totally miss Beaujolais night.  I might never listen to Time Out Paris again!  Ended up choosing the Marche des Enfants Rouges based on the "atmosphere of a french village".  There was no "atmosphere" it was exactly the same as the day market, except that it was almost all CLOSED.  There was ONE stall open, NO real food, ONE old accordion player and about TEN other clueless people total.  Such a depressing mess, no street party nothing.  And this article doesn't even mention the real party at Aux Tonneau des Halles Paris, which was still going strong with live jazz and tonsa people at midnight...


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