The traditional tasting of this year’s Nouveau Beaujolais gets underway this Wednesday night the 17th of November.
According to French law the bottles cannot be opened until midnight and if you are wondering why the wines are so expensive in Israel…..they cannot be shipped until the 13th of November thereby increasing the shipping and customs fees.
The Scottish hosts their annual event (Tel Aviv store is at the end of Dizengoff at the entrance to the Port) with a tasting of Israeli wines beginning at 22:00. At midnight the Nouveau Beaujolais bottles will be opened for tasting. 35 NIS gets you a Spiegelau crystal glass to take home
Stop by Nir Zook’s Jaffa Bar for street party honoring the release of this year’s wine. 50 NIS for an unlimited amount of wine.
Nana Bar in Neve Tzedek is preparing a special menu based on Nouveau Beaujolais and Israeli wines.
For those that can't wait til the 19th the Golan Wineries will host the opening of their 2010 Gamay Golan Nouveau at The Tachana in Tel Aviv. Entrance is free between the 12:00 – 16:00 and the cost of a personal illustration on a bottle of wine is 50 NIS.