Wine & Spirits 101
Put Your Best Fruit Forward.
If you want to impress your guests, serve them Beaujolai Nouveau on Turkey Day.
Here’s a little more about this light, fresh, fruit-forward red made from the Gamay grape:
- It’s made using “carbonic maceration,” meaning it’s fermented with whole clusters of grapes, which, along with a very short fermentation time (less than 10 weeks), preserves the juicy vibrance of the wine. Beaujolais Nouveau is made to drink right away, and not intended to age for a very long period of time, and should be served slightly chilled, around 55 degrees. The reason Beaujolais Nouveau pairs well with Turkey Day fare is its fresh, juicy style. Think roasted vegetables, charcuterie/cheese, cranberry sauce, herbs, turkey, chicken, ham, even different types of fish!
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