The third Thursday in November (19 November 2015)is the release date for the new vintage of Beaujolais Nouveau, nowadays the first date on which it can be sold. In earlier years the wine was not allowed to leave the region before Wednesday midnight which is where the tradition of the Beaujolais Nouveau run was born. But back in the 70s and 80s this was a major wine event in the UK – but no more, as we have so much more choice, and Beaujolais Nouveau seldom represents great value for money – it is a bit of a novelty, and in good years it can be wonderful – really juicy jammy easy-drinking wines. However in not so good years it can be thin and acidic.
Nick Dobson knows the region and its wines well and always selects good Beaujolais and Beaujolais Nouveau:-
However, you do need to pre-order (usually by 28 October) if you are interested – see Nick Dobson Fine Wines/Alpine Wines