Saturday, November 18, 2006

Le Beaujolais Nouveau.....and NaBloPoMo

Before the wine a very small rant....I was without internet for two days because of a DNS storm, like many other subscribers to Wanadoo/Orange. If you look here you'll find verification from half the expat community in the area! So, NaBloPoMo it really wasn't my fault. I would have posted if I could have....

Now let's get back to the wine. The Beaujolais Nouveau is traditionally released on the 3rd Thursday in November at midnight and when we lived in London there was a great party spirit as wine bars stayed open and cut throat competition to take delivery first...there were various events here too this year but because of the various ups and downs of the week we chose to welcome the wine at home...
If I'm going to drink red wine I usually prefer rich, heavy reds glowing like jewels in the glasses, wines like Chateauneuf du Pape or Barolo. I drink very little so the wine has to be worth it. I'm not normally a Beaujolais Nouveau fan and have in the past found it so thin as to be undrinkable but this year the Beaujolais was pleasantly smooth and very fruity and drinking it was no problem at all so it was a good thing we stayed at home.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I agree with you 100% Angela: good nose, well rounded, good balance of sweetness and acidity etc etc.

Of course, I only drink it on doctor's orders. Something to do with the resveratrol in the grape skins. Equivalent to eating a starvation diet, we're told. It's all there somewhere on my blog, buried deep in the archives. A lot of resveratrol has flowed under the bridge since writing that....

Open Grove Claudia said...

YUMMY! If you're going to extend your life, it may as well be filled with really good wine.

Jilly said...

I used to go to a Beaujolais Nouveau party every year in Castellar - and always had a dreadful migraine the next day - wine too young? Stopped drinking it eventually but good to know you have enjoyed this year's.

love Jilly xxx
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Kirsten said...

is it bad that that it is only sunday morning and i want to trade in my coffee for a glass of that Chateauneuf du Pape??? like, REAL bad ;)

blueVicar said...

Good for drinking and good for stories...

The list of (mostly expatriate) blogs reporting celebrations of the new wine is growing!

Santé!

Meilleurs vœux!

Anonymous said...

I had some the other day too. I'm not really a great fan but it came out on the Thursday and there was a bottle sitting on the restaurant table, so we drank it.

It was okay, but I agree with Jilly, it gives you more of a headache than properly matured wine.