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Thursday, November 21, 2013
nouveau beaujolais 2013
Ze holidays, they begin today, now that the 2013 Nouveau Beaujolais has finally hit the streets. The wait has been excruciating. The trick to enjoying this plonk is to never imbibe... on an empty stomach. Long considered more marketing hype than substance (liquid Kardashian says the Tampa Bay Times), NB is a lightly fermented (grapes were on the vine in September) gamay grape juice that reviewers describe as tasting of strawberry bubblegum. It goes well with holiday foods you naturally avoid but are often required to move around your plate at family events.
Connoisseurs naturally prefer glass bottled Cold Duck, or Champale to NB with their holiday feasts.