The Beaujolais wine region is located in the southern part of Burgundy, France. The Beaujolais Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) is a designation that indicates that a wine has been produced in the Beaujolais region and meets certain quality standards. The region is known for its production of red wines made from the Gamay grape variety. The most famous of these wines are “Beaujolais Nouveau,” which is a young wine that is released for sale on the third Thursday of November each year. This wine is known for its fruity and floral aromas, and it’s light, easy-drinking style. The region also produces some white wines made from Chardonnay grape and some rosé wines from Gamay grape. The Beaujolais AOC is divided into 10 different Beaujolais crus, each with its own set of specific regulations and standards, and each producing wines with unique characteristics.