Thursday, November 15, 2012

Beaujolais Nouveau: A youthful red wine for the Fall


Cheers! I think today is a great day for a glass of red wine. Today is a unique and fun day in the world of wine. And boy, do I love wine. Wine makes Foodgasmic food even better. Today is the day a special type of wine is released once a year. It is Beaujolais Nouveau, a red wine made from Gamay grapes, which are grown in the Beaujolais region. Beaujolais Nouveaus are released the third Thursday of November. 

 

 

This wine is very “youthful,” having been harvested this year and fermented for only a few weeks. Beaujolais Nouveaus are meant to be drunk in this youthful stage and not for keeping or aging. The color is a purplish pink and has a light body with a bright, simple flavor.

 

Many people like to celebrate this day with Beaujolais Nouveau parties. I too think the release of a special type of wine is a GREAT idea for a party. So today, go out and buy a bottle of Beaujolais Nouveau and celebrate this fantastic wine full of youth!

 

 

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