FRENCH LESSON: Beaujolais Nouveau
HAPPY BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU! It’s the “Hallmark holiday” of France, where the young wine known as beaujolais nouveau is celebrated. Many of my French friends scoff at the “holiday,” much preferring more mature wines, but I think it’s the perfect excuse to have a glass with friends. Today’s French lesson was meant to be a pairing of le vin [wine] and le vent [wind, which we’ve had far too much of lately] – two words I struggle with defining their pronunciation – but alas, it turns out that wind is quite difficult to illustrate. Instead, I invite you to raise un verre du vin rouge [a glass of red wine] and say santé [cheers] tonight!
French Lessons is an ongoing series where I teach you French words and cultural lessons while beefing up my Illustrator skills.