For those of you who religiously follow this blog, you already know about our Lord & Savior, Beaujolais Nouveau.
Being a brand that exists entirely on surplus from high-end wineries, Beaujolais Nouveau is that unattainable grape, a wine that no matter how hard we tried, we’d never get close to it, so we can only longingly look to it for the path to a better existence.
Why is that?
It must be drank as young as possible. By the time we got our hands on some, it’d be dead. No matter how hard we try, it just crumbles to ashes before us, untouchable.
Now Beaujolais as a whole we can get, if the négociants in France wouldn’t buy it all up before we had a chance at the good stuff, but the Nouveau styling is just too high and mighty for lowly us.
This Thursday, the 21st, is Beaujolais Nouveau Day. The day the first bottle is physically raced to the first store shelf to commemorate the festivities.
For a short, but worth a portion of your wine budget spending period of the end of November, you can get these supreme wine babies in bottles and enjoy the freshest expression of wine by-way-of the Gamay grape from the Beaujolais region.
Remember, don’t sit on these and age them. Take them home and dive right in. The sooner the better!