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'Beaujolais Nouveau' - Paris celebrates France's world-famous wine festival

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This year's Beaujolais Nouveau tastes of strawberry or gooseberry. (Beaujolais Nouveau 2019, Au Pied de Cochon, Paris)
This year's Beaujolais Nouveau tastes of strawberry or gooseberry. (Beaujolais Nouveau 2019, Au Pied de Cochon, Paris) RFI / Arnab Béranger

Like every year, France kicked off its festive season with the Beaujolais Nouveau celebrations. Japan and the US are the largest importers of Beaujolais Nouveau, a freshly harvested wine with a very short shelf-life. Marketed as a fine wine outside of France, the New Beaujolais is considered quite low-end by the French.Arnab Béranger has this report from a festive event in central Paris aimed to boost sales of the 2019 Beaujolais Nouveau in France and across the world.

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