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Beaujolais Nouveau

November 18, 2018

2018-11-17 20.58.27The third Thursday in November  is Beaujolais Nouveau Day. Most people don’t know that. This is the day that the current year’s Beaujolais Nouveau wine shows up on liquor retailer’s shelves. I have it marked in my calendar on my iPhone.

So what the heck is Beaujolais Nouveau? Okay, Beaujolais Nouveau is the name of the French wine made with the first harvest of Beaujolais grapes. You’ll notice on the bottle that the vintage is listed as 2018. You won’t see an earlier vintage, because once it is sold out, that’s it. No more until next November.

Beaujolais Nouveau is a smooth, mellow, light tasting red wine. I usually serve it at Thanksgiving dinner. Thanksgiving is on the 4th Thursday and Beaujolais Nouveau is on the third. How convenient.

And Beaujolais Nouveau goes well with turkey. Also, it won’t break the bank. Usually a bottle of Beaujolais Nouveau sells for under $10. Often less. Friday we bought four bottles plus a couple of bottles of white. Albertson’s gives a 10% discount for 6 bottles which brought the price down to $9 a bottle.

If you tend to not like red wines like Cabernets or other red blends, give Beaujolais Nouveau a try.

Here are some pointers for further reading about Beaujolais Nouveau:

Enjoy!