Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Beaujolais Nouveau = Holiday Time

Last Thursday was the official release day for this year's first harvest Gama grapes, handpicked in the Beaujolais region of France. Beaujolais Nouveau! Every year, I wait impatiently for the third Thursday of November when I can finally purchase this fine wine. There have been years when I had to stock up as fast as possible because it sold out. That's how popular it is.

Beaujolais Nouveau isn't a sweet wine, but because its fermented for only a few weeks, it retains all those wonderful fruity flavors - strawberry, black currant, bananas, pears....with no tannin.

And I've discovered that a lightly chilled bottle of Beaujolais Nouveau is the perfect wine to serve with turkey. If you are a wine lover like me and you haven't tried this one, now's the time.

You know what I'll be drinking tomorrow. How about you?