Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Recognizes Nov. 21 as Beaujolais Nouveau Day

Nov 20, 2013, 15:26 ET from Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board

Events to be held in Philadelphia, Hershey and Pittsburgh

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board today announced events to celebrate the first taste of the Beaujolais harvest. 

"We're pleased to mark Beaujolais Nouveau Day in Pennsylvania with wine consumers from around the world," said Liquor Control Board Chairman Joseph E. Brion.  "Every year, the release of this famed wine is an exciting event and something many of our consumers look forward to celebrating." 

The wine, made from the harvest of Gamay grapes in France's Beaujolais region, is notably the most popular vin de primeur, fermented for just a few weeks before being released for sale on the third Thursday of November.  Each year, the grapes are harvested by hand, with no barrel aging, allowing the young wine to retain much of its light, fruity flavor making it a perfect pairing to popular holiday foods. 

Events across Pennsylvania on Nov. 21 will celebrate the annual harvest.  Those who are 21 and older are invited to attend complimentary tastings at:

  • Vintage Restaurant, 129 South 13th St., Philadelphia, 19107; 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • The Hotel Hershey, 100 Hotel Rd., Hershey, 17033; 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Spoon, 134 South Highland Ave., Pittsburgh, 15206; 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

The PLCB will also hold additional tastings in Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores across the state beginning Nov. 21. A complete list of participating stores is available online at  The 2013 vintage will be on sale for $10.99, a $3.00 discount, for a 750 mL bottle from Nov. 21 - 24, 2013 at Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection stores. 

Media contact: Stacy Kriedeman, 717-783-8864

SOURCE Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board