Beaujolais Nouveau 2009


It’s that time of year again– the third Thursday in November brings the annual release of Beaujolais Nouveau. We always sample several wines and select the one we’ll serve at Thanksgiving dinner.

Beaujolais Nouveau is a simple, young, and unpretentious wine which is perfect for the holidays. It goes well with just about anything, including this lovely pizza from Dondi’s:


This year, we tried the wines from four vineyards: Louis Tête, Joseph Drouhin, Georges DuBoeuf, and Thorin. While DuBoeuf is the most popular brand, you’ll find several brands in your local store, and this year’s wine is very good, so you won’t go wrong regardless of the brand you choose.

We selected the Thorin (from World Market) for this year’s dinner, as it has just the right balance of sweetness and dryness.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and bon appetit!