Sunday, December 21, 2008
With the 3rd Thursday of November in our distant past, we should still enjoy the Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2008. For most Americans this is the Thanksgiving, turkey wine. A fruity and light red wine that pairs incredibly well with a juicy turkey and leftovers for later in the evening when you were already stuffed, but moved around a bit and made some room. This year seemed to have more cranberry notes than in years past and the result was delicious. A bit of lingering dryness is pleasant almost like a glass of fresh cranberry juice. I would suggest it for any Christmas party or ham dinner. By this time of year some stores will even reduce the price to ensure that the nouveau(new wine) sells through in entirety.
This year's crop was apparently down and the price went up a bit, but for $12-15/btl this is one way to say happy holidays and cheers! Wollershiem winery of Wisconsin also released their Ruby Nouveau this year and some stores might have the great substitute at $8-10/btl. Plus its nice to support Wisc wine in this dreadful economy.
With all that said, What are you all drinking for the holiday's this year?? Any good x-mas beer or wine suggestions? Drink recipes?