Anorak | Le Beaujolais Nouveau Est Passe

Le Beaujolais Nouveau Est Passe

by | 9th, September 2002

”’MADE early, drunk early, pissed early paid early.”

Not the kind of slogan you would immediately associate with one of the world’s most famous wines, we think you’ll agree. But that is the local saying in Beaujolais.

”It’ll make a decent paint stripper”

The local wine has never been regarded by the French (and readers of Anorak) as anything other than a liquid with which to quench one’s thirst.

But for some reason, vulgar Brits decided that there was some kudos attached to getting their hands on the first bottles of the new vintage, and the marvellous ”Beaujoulais run” began, with all kinds of wonderful characters setting off for France in vintage cars and hot

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