Connoisseurs of the grape gathered with Anne and David in The Gourmet Store, Ennis last night for a soirée to welcome the arrival of this year's Beaujolais Nouveau . Our host, David Lasbleye spoke to the blog's roving reporter about this important event in the oenophiles' calendar. (See the link at the end ) I can vouch that this year's Beaujolais is very quaffable. Chanteur and pianist, Jerry McLauglin serenaded the gathering wonderfully well with a mellow mix of chansons and some Percy French of course. Gráine Cotter, well known in trad circles performed an impressive set of jazz standards showing what versatile musician she is . I was persuaded to play a few tunes on my fiddle beginning with what else, La Vie en Rosé. Wine and song and convivial company -what better way to spend and evening .
listen to ‘David from the Gourmet Store talks about the Beaujolais Nouveau 2012’ on