Vibrant Beaujolais Nouveau in Chennai

V. Sanjay Kumar says, in his wine world, the hunt for something new is a great joy

In early December 2022, I was at Alliance Francaise for the inauguration of their new art gallery. It was around five in the evening in Chennai and a saxophonist was serenading the local squirrels and crows. A few tables were set in the large balcony, they were laden with bottles of wine. There was an air of good cheer as they were opened, many at a time, poured generously into glasses and the mostly French-speaking community glugged down what was introduced as Beaujolais Nouveau.

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