CHARLOTTETOWN - Beaujolais Nouveau and Vino Novello wines are now available for purchase at P.E.I. Liquor Control Commission outlets.
The production of Beaujolais Nouveau wines began as a tradition in France's Beaujolais region when local wine makers developed a quick maturing wine to enjoy with workers while celebrating the completion of the grape harvest.
The annual release of Beaujolais Nouveau wines has become an international event with these products now accounting for more than one-third of the worldwide wine sales from France's Beaujolais region.
The Beaujolais Nouveau wines released recently are:
- Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau
- Momessin Beaujolais Nouveau
- Labouré-Roi Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau "Cuvée des Acadiens"
- Château de Denice Beaujolais Nouveau
Vino Novello is Italy's take on early release wines and displays the same exuberant fruitiness and soft structure as Beaujolais Nouveau.
The Vino Novello is Mezzacorona Novello.
Due to the limited availability of these wines, not all listings will be available in each store. The PEILCC has ensured that each of its 18 retail outlets will carry at least one of these offerings and encourages interested customers to shop early to avoid disappointment.