The third Thursday of November every year is the Global Beaujolais Day. Although it is not as popular as in previous years in Taiwan, it is an annual festival that is eagerly awaited by wine fans around the world. "Beaujolais Nouveau" is here. . Under the strong packaging and marketing of wine merchants, Beaujolais Day has created the impression that Beaujolais = new wine. But the term "beaujolais" refers to the French "beaujolais region" rather than new wine. The original meaning of Global Beaujolais Day is that the Gamay grapes planted in the Beaujolais region of France begin to brew wine into barrels in September every year, and celebrate with the opening of the barrels on the third Thursday of November. However, November is not just Beaujolais, but also the time when Japanese sake, wine, and taro shochu start to introduce new wines. It is an exciting season for alcoholics.
Only in a short period of one or two months, you can taste the new wine that has just been brewed. "Yamanashi NOUVEAU" will be lifted on November 3 every year NOUVEAU means "new" in French, and the word NOUVEAU is more widely used in a variety of new wines. The largest wine producing area in Japan, Yamanashi Wine Brewing Association number list established "Yamanashi NOUVEAU" in 2008, which lifted the ban on November 3 every year, and also held large-scale celebrations in Yamanashi and Tokyo's Hibiya Park. The new wines of "Yamanashi NOUVEAU" are limited to "Koshu white wine" and "Muscat Bailey A red wine", which are unique to Japan. 1636949107386 Photo Credit: Screenshot from author The new grape wine only takes 1-2 months from the harvest of grapes to the production of wine, so it still has the fresh aroma of the fruit and the sweet taste are the characteristics of the new grape wine. Both red and white wines are recommended to be refrigerated for drinking.
New wine is to enjoy the fresh flavor of freshly brewed without needing to wake up, so the glass can be used in ordinary glasses. Whether it is Beaujolais or "Yamanashi NOUVEAU" in history, the grape new wine festival is mainly to thank nature for making this year a bumper year, and also thanks to the hard work of the grape farmers in the past year, so that the winery can produce good wine. . 1636949173239 Photo Credit: Screenshot from author New Sake, October 1st is “Sake Day” Sake's most important sake rice begins to be harvested in September, and Sake Zang begins its busiest brewing period of the year in October. Since ancient times, the sake brewery has called October 1st every year "Sake New Year's Day". On that day, the brewery will visit the shrine to pray for the safety of brewing throughout the year. Japanese Sake Day Photo Credit: Screenshot from author In October, when new sake is brewed, it is also the shipping period for cold unloaded sake in autumn. The new wine brewed in the spring of the previous year has been refrigerated and stored in the summer after being heated.