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? 

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Had the Duboeuf at our local Kroger last Friday and it was surprising! A bit more full-bodied than usual and pretty yummy!

Heather Webber said...

Probably Dr Pepper. LOL. I don't drink, so wine is out. The family will probably have apple cider (I don't like it).

Hmm. Dr Pepper and turkey just doesn't seem right...

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

Lorna Barrett said...

Hubby bought a bottle last year for Thanksgiving. It tasted like shoe polish remover. I was NOT born with the wine gene. All (non-sweet) wine tastes like shoe polish remover to me.

Dru said...

I'll be drinking apple juice or cider.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sheila Connolly said...

There must be some symbolism there--Beaujolais Nouveau has a short shelf life, so seize the day!

We still have a bottle of Vampire wine from Crime Bake...and I'm sure the turkey will be making an encore appearance this weekend (not quite rising from the dead, but...).

CindyD said...

We're not big drinkers, so we'll stick with cranapple and milk with our turkey. Off to bake the pies...

Maggie Sefton said...

Deb, I just adore Beaujolais Nouveau! I've been enjoying it for Thanksgiving for years. Enjoy!

holdenj said...

Yes, count us in as another family who has it every Thanksgiving! Hope yours is happy!

Katie said...

some kind of soda, celebrating the holiday at work, so no alcohol.

Linda McDonald said...

We will have sodas, regular waters, and flavored waters. No one who is coming to our house for Thanksgiving is a wine or beer drinker. We just want to EAT! :) :) I have tried some different wines though. So far have not found anything I care for. But, maybe someday I will. Happy Thanksgiving!

Diane P said...

Out here in Oregon we are Pinot Noir country. They are saying that it is great with turkey. I am more of a traditionalist and am going with at lovely local chardonnay-Anderson-crisp and golden.