Search - Brands & Producers
Search - POS Documents
Search - Events
Search - Categories
Search - Articles/Reviews
Search - Event Locations
Log in

Login to your account

User Id or Email *
Password *
Remember Me


Beaujolais Nouveau day is November 15th, 2018!

beaujolais nouveau 2018

Beaujolais Nouveau Day is the third Thursday in November. Under French law, the wine is released at 12:01 a.m., just weeks after the wine's grapes have been harvested. France celebrates the occasion with fireworks, music and festivals. Parties are held throughout the country and other parts of the world to celebrate the first wine of the season.

The wine originated about a century ago as a 'vin de l'année' - a cheap and cheerful drink produced by locals to celebrate the end of the harvest season. The Beaujolais AOC was established in 1937, and after WWII the wine was sold outside of the area. By the 1970's, Beaujolais Nouveau day was a national event. 

The Gamay grapes that go into Beaujolais Nouveau are handpicked in the Beaujolais province.  Nouveau is made with carbonic maceration, or whole-berry fermentation. This technique preserves the fresh, fruity quality of the grapes without extracting bitter tannins from the grape skins.

The result is a cherry-red colored, tasty, clean wine that is best served chilled. Beaujolais Nouveau is meant to be consumed young, within 5-7 months.  

Kysela is proud to offer Beaujolais Nouveau from Manoir du Carra and Domaine Descroix. Nouveau sells out on the release day, so contact your KPF representative, state distributor or local retailer to place a pre-order.

Mondovino 2019

mondovino 2019 web

Our 2019 Mondovino trade tastings will be held on Monday, February 25th & Monday, March 4th, 2019. 

Contact your KPF representative to RSVP or get more details!

Download our event flyer here.

You can download the tasting book from our 2018 event here (PDF version or MS Word version

Last Call for 2016 Rhones!


Kysela has limited quantities remaining on 2015 & 2016 Rhone wines, back-to-back great vintages. The Wine Advocate's Joe Czerwinski says:

"...The 2016 vintage in the Southern Rhône seems comparable to 1982 in Bordeaux (also a high-cropping vintage) for the profound impact it’s likely to have on the market. These are incredible wines produced in reasonable quantities that are still largely undervalued (outside a few trophy collectibles). The wines are approachable yet age-worthy. And with that combination of quality, drinkability and value, they’re going to bring in more new Rhône consumers than ever before."

Contact your sales representative to place an order!