Friday, January 2, 2015

Day 2 - Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau wine

Beaujolais Nouveau is a wine that comes out only once a year – the 3rd Thursday of November.  It is made of Gamay grapes from the Beaujolais region of France.  (These are not things I know off the top of my head, the internet is my friend.)  I am sure it is a big marketing thing, but we are happy to participate – Beaujolais Day is fun! 

This year we were lucky enough to happen to be at Trader Joe’s at the right time (totally unplanned).  The Beaujolais Nouveau 2014 was there!  And amazingly – it was cheap, cheap, cheap.  Well, for wine in general it was cheap - $9.99.  For Trader Joe’s wines in particular, that does not fall on the low end of the spectrum (considering they have some wines that used to be called “2 buck Chuck” and have many, many wines under $10).

Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2014
Anyway, this particular Beaujolais Nouveau was lovely!  It was fresh, fruity, and light.  The scent of it (I am sure there is a fancy wine name for the aroma, but you won’t find fancy in this blog) was amazing – you didn’t even need to do the famous “swirl and sniff” technique to have the scent hit you – just lifting the glass and raising to drink brought the perfume to your nose.  David says, “It is an unpretentious as wine can be without being crap”. 

After finishing our first bottle we tried to buy more on our next trip to Trader Joe’s, but were told it sold out right away.  When we were in another grocery store to pick something else up, we noticed they had the same exact bottle of wine, but for a couple of dollars more.  Alas, we liked it so much we ponied up and bought two more bottles.

So, mark it on your calendar now – 12:01 am November 19th 2015 starts BEAUJOLAIS DAY!  Rush to your local Trader Joe’s and pick up a few bottles!

Enjoying the Beaujolais Nouveau
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Price – a very reasonable $9.99

Rating – 4.5 stars

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