Free Friday Tasting: Beaujolais, Baby! and a nice Italian white

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We pulled the cork on the very first wine of the vintage year 2016 yesterday. Beaujolais Nouveau is traditionally released on the third Thursday of November – it’s an unofficial kickoff to the holiday season. A signal that says “It’s time to drink some wine.”

Stop by and try one of the big names in Beaujolais Nouveau, plus a delightful Italian white for Thanksgiving, at our Free Friday Tasting, 4-6 p.m.

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Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau, Gamay, Beaujolais AOC, France 2016 — This wine was hand-picked Gamay grapes just a few short weeks ago. Beaujolais producers started a tradition of racing from the region (which is technically in Burgundy) to bring the first wines of the harvest to Paris.

This is a bright, fresh wine that benefits from a bit of a chill. The timing couldn’t be better: it’s a great balance for Thanksgiving food. Fruity and light, it’ll refresh you when you’ve had too much turkey and cranberry sauce.

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Arnaldo Caprai, Grecante, Grechetto dei Colli Martani DOC, Italy 2012 — Lots of fruit, with melon, peach, and citrus, cut with nice acidity so it’s not cloying. A nice way to switch it up from a Sauv Blanc or an unoaked Chardonnay.

This would be a GREAT choice for your Thanksgiving guests who like fun white wine. If you’re having it as an aperitif before dinner, don’t be surprised if you decide to stick with it through the main course!

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