One Week til Thanksgiving!
Something exciting happens every year on the 3rd Thursday in Novemeber.
It is Beaujolais Day!
|Read more about Beaujolais Nouveau here|
My family drinks this wine every year at the holidays.
The Gamay grapes are actually harvested just a few weeks before the wine is released, making it one of the few French wines to be released in the year the grapes were picked.
The result is a fruity, inexpensive wine that pairs perfectly with Thanksgiving dinner.
Generous notes of strawberry and black currant dominate the nose, with silky tannins that bring smoothness to the palate. The long finish has subtle touches of sweet Griottine cherry.
Some years the Beaujolais is better than others. And the label changes every year, although it is usally bright and festive.
It is best to serve this red slightly chilled (55 degrees). It does not go well with red meat, and does not age well. Don’t keep a bottle of Nouveau more than a year.
I bet you can guess what Jerry and I will be drinking tonight!
We obviously have to test it out before we serve it to holiday guests
Do you have a favorite holiday wine?