Beaujolais Nouveau arriveront à 'La Spyglass' le 16th Novembre!
Celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau Day Thursday 16th November at The Spyglass Inn
At precisely midnight, on the third Thursday of November every year, over a million cases of Beaujolais Nouveau begin a journey through France to Paris for shipment around the world. Fortunately for the Isle of Wight, The Spyglass Inn teams up with Island-based wine specialists EuroVines to bring ten cases back to Ventnor; ensuring that Islanders don't miss out.
For 29 years The Spyglass has combined this Gallic treat with a full and very English breakfast, making it an annual event not to be missed for those in the know. 'The Beaujolais Run', as it was known, reached it's peak of popularity back in the 1980s, but the Isle of Wight can always be relied upon to keep a good tradition going strong.
The wine might not always be to everyone's taste, but somehow combining it with sausage, eggs and bacon makes it strangely palatable, even enjoyable and on occasions delicious! Many Beaujolais breakfasters will sample the wine and then cork the bottle to finish off at home, whilst others stay and make a day of it. Each to their own.
The atmosphere in 'La Spyglass' is decidedly Francais on the day, with the rare sight of Tricolours flying from the proudly British pub, French accordion music and even the option to indulge in a little bit French dressing-up if you fancy! A jaunty beret or striped shirt will get you in the spirit and there is a generous prize for the best dressed guest.
Beaujolais Nouveau is a deep red made from the Gamay grapes produced in the Beaujolais region of France, some 34 miles long from North to South and seven to nine miles wide, home to nearly 4000 vineyards producing twelve officially designated types of Beaujolais, fermented for just a few weeks before being released for sale on the third Thursday of November.
The cost is just £19.95 per person and includes your full English breakfast (vegetarian option available) and your own bottle of Beaujolais Nouveau.
Booking is always essential and there's usually a waiting list.
Please call 01983 855338 to reserve your table, small groups are very welcome.
La Lunette D'approche
Bottes boueuses et les chiens bien élevés sont les bienvenus!