Yup, it was the third Thursday of November yesterday, and with it arrived the Beaujolais Nouveau.
As well as our usual few bottles of Beaujolais, I also bought a bottle of Gaillac Nouveau. Gaillac is situated between Albi and Toulouse; so more of a local wine for us than the Beaujolais.
If you still have Chestnuts about, why not roast a few, and enjoy them with a glass or two of this year's new wine. It's the perfect combination.
All were good, all were not overly expensive, and all, unfortunately, had ghastly garish labels worthy of Chateau Disney.
There used to be a race from Bath to the Beaujolais region and back every year to see who could be the first to drink it. What a great marketing ploy.ReplyDelete
I'm heading into town today to buy some Beaujolais Nouveau for Thanksgiving. But I actually like the garish labels. They're cheerful.ReplyDelete
My first thought about the Beaujolais was how pretty the poppy was on the label....I'm with Secret Agent Lady on the cheerfulness of labels. So there, you curmudgeon! :)ReplyDelete
We chose these three for their comparative 'good taste'; you should have seen the others!Delete
Just back from having set light to the hornet's nest in yesterday's posting. Some very unhappy hornets about!ReplyDelete
Roasted chestnuts and new wine...that sounds wonderful Cro! I, too, like the garish labels! They're cheerful :)ReplyDelete
After dealing with the hornet's nest, you deserve to sit back with a nice glass of wine as a reward!
Le beaujolais nouveau est arrivé!ReplyDelete
Un coup de vin with some roasted chestnuts sounds divine.
You must have knocked the hornet's nest down before setting it afire. Well done, you! That deserves an extra glass of wine.
It was lit with the aid of a very long pole, an old rag, and some diesel oil.Delete
Fine wine, roasted chestnuts and roasted hornet's yum.ReplyDelete
Beaujolais is fabulous with a bowl of pasta, or is that sacrilege in good old France! Us Aussies can't use the word Beaujolais in anything after the French had a hissy fit about appellations & all that jazz. So we've invented a new label to get around that -'Classic Southern Australian Red', awful isn't it! Have to say the labels on those bottles in your pics are a hoot, they are firmly rooted in the 70's & aren't going anywhere!ReplyDelete
With so many wonderful wines in Oz, I don't know why you'd want to call anything by a French name. Many of your wine producing areas are already known world wide... keep promoting.Delete
How did you manage to light it and not set the tree afire? The large one we saw didn't looked like a deflated balloon by winter's end, and huge pieces of it blew off in windy March.ReplyDelete