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 2011


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Gamay Nouveau- A Great Summer Wine?

August 19, 2011

Preamble- Gamay Nouveau (also known as Beaujolais Nouveau) is France’s traditional wine made to celebrate the year’s harvest. It is picked, fermented and ready to drink in 8 weeks. Selection International Gamay Nouveau allows you the same experience!

Last year when the Selection International Gamay Nouveau was introduced, I made the first kit we received at my store. On bottling day, my wife and I tasted the half bottle that we always have left over when bottling. It was amazing, so…. I made a second one right away.


I knew the first batch would go fast, which it did. When we bottled the second batch, my wife commented that the Gamay Nouveau would make a good summer wine. Would there be any left for summer? We looked at each other and laughed. There was no way it would last. I bought a 3rd kit and started it this past May and bottled it at the end of June- and we had 30 bottles ready for this summer and we were set!

Gamay Nouveau is a great summer wine. Served with a slight chill on a hot day, it’s amazing. Great on it’s own or with lighter summer foods it has been a crown pleaser. I will definitely be making an extra Gamay Nouveau for next summer.


Bruce, Manager (Wine Sense- Pembina Hwy)

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