All throughout France people wait impatiently for the third Thursday of November.
This is the day the vinification process is finished and they are allowed to sell this light and fruity young wine.
And it’s presented with much celebration…bistros, wine shops and cheese mongers make festive stands in the side walks and offer free samples of their favorites, along with snacks of cheese and charcuterie.
Some even start at midnight on Wednesday night!
The French call it a “vin d’amitié”, friendship wine, because it’s light and easy to drink as an aperitif with a platter of charcuteries and a baguette.
And a great reason to have some friends over and decide which one we like best!