Beaujolais Nouveau returns to Lusaka, with wine, cheese et les grand amusement.

Lusaka, Zambia / By Andrew-Knox B. Kaniki

Having not taken place in 2019 following the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic, this French celebration was filled with spectacular acts cheese.

Becky Chanteuse et Mukuni “Kuni” Mulundika performing at the Beaujolais Nouveau at the French Ambassadors Residence in Lusaka, Zambia

Hundreds of people were dressed up to join in to celebrate one of the biggest events in the French party calendar — Beaujolais Day. As the Ambassadors residence hosted its guests, the ty had events lined up for the day, a celebration of the first wine of the season made from the first harvest of grapes in the Beaujolais region of France.

Celebrated annually on the third Thursday of November, winemakers would bottle their just-fermented wine, produced from grapes harvested just a few months prior, an unusually tight timeframe in winemaking terms. It is likely Pubs and bars around the world packed out with people enjoying a day the French occasion marks the first wine of the season made from the first harvest of grapes in the Beaujolais region of France.

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