Beaujolais Nouveau

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A wine that breaks all the rules when it comes to traditional wines. Beaujolais Nouveau is a fruity red wine made using Gamay grapes from the Beaujolais region in France. ‘Vin de primeur’ or early wines, are released to the market in the same year as harvest. Beaujolais Nouveau being a unique example, as it is bottled only six to eight weeks after the grapes are handpicked. This lively red is produced using whole berry fermentation, which is also known as Carbonic Maceration, whole grapes are fermented in a carbon dioxide rich environment before crushing. This process keeps the fresh, fruity qualities of the wine without drawing out the bitter tannins found in the grapes skins. The result is an irresistibly juicy wine, bright flavors of cherry, strawberry, cotton candy and banana! A very elegant ‘adult grape juice’ as some wine enthusiasts often say. Beaujolais Nouveau is a wine made to celebrate the end of harvest. Released every year on the third Thursday in November creating a global phenomenon better known as Beaujolais Nouveau Day! So be sure to mark your calendars, grab a bottle of 2022 Beaujolais Nouveau, and experience the vibrant, youthful taste that the whole world waits for all year! The NLC’s 2022 Beaujolais Nouveau Line-up:

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Laura began her career with the NLC as a student in 2008, at the Grand Falls-Windsor location. Over the years she found herself taking an interest in wine, spirits, and beer and she needed to know more! She completed training in Product Knowledge Correspondence levels one, two, and three and before she knew it the International Sommelier Guild levels one and two were under her belt as well. In 2016 she took on a new role within the NLC as Product Knowledge Consultant at the Blackmarsh Road location in St. John’s. Always learning, she completed any training opportunities available to her, including the completion of the Cicerone program. In 2018 she found her way to Kelsey Drive as their PKC, and she still calls this store home today! If you find yourself needing recommendations on wine, spirits, or anything mixology, please go chat with her she’ll be happy to help!