Beaujolais Nouveau 2016 event in Johannesburg
Every year, on the third Thursday of November, the people of France and fellow wine lovers all over the world celebrate the arrival of the Beaujolais Nouveau. Beaujolais nouveau is an "early-to-market wine" that is produced on vineyards of Beaujolais in the Rhône-Alpes area.
Its marketing is authorized right at the end of the vinification process. For wine producers, this event marks the conclusion of a year’s work.
In South Africa this event also marks the final event of the year for the France South Africa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FSACCI) and provides a chance for its members to reflect on a successful and busy year.
Charlotte Montel, chargée d’affaires a.i. at the French Embassy in South Africa, attended the event. “This event is important for the French South African Chamber of Commerce, and more broadly for the relationship between French and South African wine lovers, French and South African friends”, said Charlotte Montel.
This year, the event "Beaujolais Nouveau 2016" was hosted at The Wanderers in Sandton and was made possible by the generous contributions of many sponsors.