Beaujolais Nouveau Day is always on the third Thursday of November. On this day, the recent vintage of Beaujolais Nouveau is released into the American market. Freshly fermented from the 2010 vintage, Beaujolais Nouveau is supposed to be representative of this year's vintage quality!
Beaujolais Nouveau (unlike it's Beaujolais counterpart) is made by Carbonic Maceration, which exhibits a light-bodied, fresh, fruity/floral red wine that is perfect for Thanksgiving. The processing of Beaujolais Nouveau means that it is meant to be drunk young. In fact, in a couple of months, the wine will not be that good. So go grab some Beaujolais Nouveaus off the shelves and stock up for some Thanksgiving pairings! The wine goes well with goat/feta cheese, salads, turkey, or unpaired. Additional bonus: It's a thrifty wine! Most Beaujolais Nouveaus are sold for under $15 per bottle.
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