A Sense of Wine

A Sense of Wine is Wine Sense's journal of new products, techniques and behind the scenes info for those who love to make wine. The authors are the Wine Sense staff. You will be familiar with them as the friendly faces that serve you whenever you stop by one of the stores. Join us as we share our insights on new procucts, advice and our experiences. Please feel free to comment on any posts- we look forward to your input!

August 2010


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Craig1Like France’s Beaujolais Nouveau, Selection International French Gamay Nouveau is all about what wine is really meant to be: Wine, Celebration & Parties!


The Wine

Well of course it’s about the wine- that’s what wine is about. But in this case it’s a little different.

GamayNouveauArriveThe Selection International French Gamay Nouveau kit is our chance to make Beaujolais Nouveau. 100% of the grape that goes into Beaujolais wines are Gamay and the Gamay grapes in the Selection Gamay Nouveau are all sourced from Beaujolais!

‘Nouveau’ wines are not about great vintages, ’futures’ or ’nose in the air’ wine tastings. They’re about making a good wine and enjoying it right away. Gamay Nouveau is ready on the day you bottle it and is fresh and juicy, with a bold purple-pink colour and bursting with an amazing array of fruit aromas, its low tannin levels makes it extremely drinkable when young. They say it’s the only white wine that is actually red! Lightly chilled (13°C/55°F) it has happy red berry aromas along with hints of banana, pear, cotton-candy!

Sure- you’re use to hearing your Wine Sense staff talk about the benefits of ageing your wine… well in this case forget about it! Gamay Nouveau is all about instant gratification. Sure It will hold a year- but why bother… it’s just too good when it’s young. It’s the wine you’re not waiting for!


The Celebration!

arrive2Beaujolais Nouveau is a vin de l’année, which means it’s used to celebrate the harvest. As a result it needs to be ready young. And in fact it is- picked, fermented and bottled for drinking in only 8 weeks!

Selection Gamay Nouveau is exactly the same- ready to drink on bottling day, it’s the perfect wine to celebrate being a winemaker!


The Parties!

GamayPartyIt’s all about the party- Beaujolais Nouveau is now just as much about the events surrounding it as the wine itself. Now you can be a part of an annual tradition that is unrivalled in the world of wine.

This year France releases commercial Beaujolais Nouveau to the world on Thursday November 18th! Selection International French Gamay Nouveau arrives at Wine Sense in early September and will be ready to drink just in time for the Beaujolais Nouveau release.

Why not throw a party to celebrate the release and serve your own fresh and tasty Gamay Nouveau. Each kit will come with a Party Planning Package containing menu suggestions, tips, party planning check list, and contest details.

Have a Party and get $40 Back!

We’re so excited about making this an annual tradition for home winemakers that if you throw a Gamay Nouveau party you can get $40 back.

Winexpert will send you a $20 Gift Certificate (redeemable at Wine Sense) if you email them photos or videos or post them to the Gamay Nouveau Party Page on facebook.

If you email the same photos or videos to Wine Sense or post them to our facebook page we’ll give you a $20 Wine Sense Gift Card.

The best photo or video we receive will also win a wine kit of your choice!


Gamay Nouveau is a of course a limited release. So make sure you talk to your Wine Sense staff and reserve your Selection International French Gamay Nouveau and be part of a new tradition!

À votre santé

Craig, Wine Sense

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