Posts from Beaujolais encounters

  • The 2017 fête des Crus

    If somebody said to you "it's fête time in the Beaujolais region" many of you would automatically think of the third Thursday in November, the release date of Beaujolais Nouveau wines. It is the flagship event in the Beaujolais winegrowing area that is eagerly anticipated around the globe. But it's not the only fête.

    The Beaujolais region has many fêtes and festivals throughout the year. In the spring, there’s the fête des crus

  • Photos : The Sarmentelles de Beaujeu

    Beaujeu is a great place to celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau. In a sense, Beaujeu is where it all began... after all, the region got its name from the Lord of Beaujeu so it seems only natural to pay homage to him in the heart of the Beaujolais vineyards.

    The Sarmentelles de Beaujeu start on the 3rd Wednesday in November and carry on until the following Sunday. This amazing fête, a social occasion par excellence, is a mixture of tasting competitions, dinners with live entertainment, a torchlight procession and of course discovering Beaujolais Nouveau!