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11/17 ROMAIN TEYTEAU, GEORGES DUBOEUF, MARIA RODALE, SCRATCH: HOME COOKING FOR EVERYONE MADE SIMPLE, FUN, AND TOTALLY DELICIOUS, ANGELA PATTERSON, MINUTECLINIC

November 17, 201652 min
ROMAIN TEYTEAU, EXPORT DIRECTOR, GEORGES DUBOEUF  Beaujolais Nouveau symbolizes the end of the growing season and an invitation to partake of autumn’s bounty. No other wine is released annually with such anticipation, made and released as a finished product only four-to-six weeks after being handpicked off the vine - literally putting a cork on the end of harvest. 5 BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU FACTS Beaujolais Nouveau is the world's freshest wine - it takes about 60 days for its grapes to go from vine to glass, seeing no oak and only a short time in bottle.All Beaujolais Nouveau grapes must be picked by hand (Beaujolais & Champagne are France's only regions where hand harvesting is mandatory).Beaujolais Nouveau owes its fresh, juicy style to the winemaking process called 'carbonic maceration' which facilitates gentle, whole berry fermentation.Serve Beaujolais Nouveau slightly cool, at about 55 degrees (F). Even though it’s red, this fresh wine is most refreshing, fruit-forward & food-friendly when chilled.Beaujolais Nouveau Day was historically on November 15th until 1985. Now, under French law, Beaujolais Nouveau is always released at 12:01am on the third Thursday of November. The reason? It’s France's excuse to celebrate its 100+ Nouveau Day festivals over a four-day weekend, every year! ABOUT ROMAIN TEYTEAU: Export Director, North America - Georges Duboeuf & Fils Born in Paris, France, steps away from one of the country’s smallest vineyards on the hill of the Belleville neighborhood, Romain Teyteau did not know that his faculty for languages and his love of great French food and wine would lead him to represent one of the best-known names in French wine. His father’s family is from Bordeaux and his ancestors were coopers (barrel-makers)for the Bordeaux wine industry, so you might say that there was something in his genetic makeup that pointed him towards wine.  Also, while studying history and political science at Paris’ famed La Sorbonne, Romain started writing restaurant reviews for a travel guide book, for which he traveled through Eastern and Central Europe, Egypt and New York, further sparking his appreciation for, and interest in, all things culinary. After graduation in 2010, Romain moved to Montreal, where he started the distribution network for a local Canadian winery.  Like his soon-to-be employer, Romain made sales calls to various restaurants in and around Montreal on a bicycle.   It was later that same year that he was recruited by Georges Duboeuf to become his brand ambassador in New York and then Canada.  Once his term with the French government-funded trainee program ended, Romain  returned to France, only to be called by Georges to become North American Export Director for  Les Vins Georges Duboeuf in 2013. In addition to this prestigious position, Romain returned to France after three years’ abroad with his wife, who he married in New York in 2011.   They live in Lyon, near his office  at Georges Duboeuf headquarters in Romaneche-Thorins, in Beaujolais. Romain travels to the US and Canada frequently throughout the year, bringing  the Duboeuf “savoir-faire” with him as he happily shares the company’s (and the man’s) love  and knowledge of Beaujolais wines, in general, and specifically, Les Vins Georges Duboeuf,  from the premium Cru and Domaines and Chateaux wines to the “first wine of the vintage” –  Beaujolais Nouveau.  He works closely with Georges and Franck (Georges’ son) and also with  all the independent winemakers that have been partners with Georges Duboeuf for more than 50  years. WWW.DUBOEUF.COM MARIA RODALE – AUTHOR, SCRATCH: HOME COOKING FOR EVERYONE MADE SIMPLE, FUN, AND TOTALLY DELICIOUS THIS THANKSGIVING, COOK & EAT DELICIOUS REAL FOOD THAT SHOWCASES NATURE’S BOUNTY SCRATCH: Home Cooking for Everyone Made Simple, Fun, and Totally Delicious Before “natural” became a marketing buzz word and organic gummy bea

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