Beaujolais nouveau : ne l'appelez plus piquette !

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It’s that time of year again, when wine lovers gather to taste the young wine known as Beaujolais Nouveau. But is it really as good – or bad? – as they say? Find out this this video. Below, click any French phrase in our bilingual reader for the English translation and related grammar lessons.

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