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A Taste of Beaujolais Nouveau for the New Year

Eve M. Ferguson

Considered a vin oridnaire, or local wine, which could only be sold after Dec. 15 by law, it gained popularity after the end of World War II, when the rules were relaxed on Nov. 13, 1951, and the Union Interprofessionnelle des Vins du Beaujolais (UIVB) formally set Nov. 15 as the release date for what would become known as Beaujolais Nouveau. Later, the date was relaxed further to be the third Thursday in November once the wine started to be imported to North America and Asia. 

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