November 26, 2014: What Do You Think of Beaujolais Nouveau?
The third Thursday of November marks the arrival of Beaujolais Nouveau each year. Though this event was wildly popular in the 1980s, the festivities surrounding the wines' release have quieted down in recent years, and exports of Nouveau have dropped from their peak. Regardless, Beaujolais Nouveau provides a first look at the latest vintage in France, and the wines serve as a good introduction to the Beaujolais region, which also provides more serious styles. Nouveau is also a popular wine at the Thanksgiving meal since these fresh, fruity, easygoing reds can handle the diverse range of savory and sweet flavors on the table. (See our 2014 Nouveau reviews.)
Do you buy any Beaujolais Nouveau or other nouveau-style wines?