Wine & Spirits 101

Put Your Best Fruit Forward.

If you want to impress your guests, serve them Beaujolais 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°F. 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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