Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid

Beaujolais Nouveau is a wine synonymous with November. This wine has made it’s way onto many Thanksgiving tables as a result of the huge marketing blitz that takes place this time of year. Beaujolais Nouveau has a reputation for being Kool-Aid wine: easy-to-drink, fruity and one-dimensional. But Beaujolais can be much more than this, Cru Beaujolais wines (like Moulin-a-Vent and Brouilly) can be mistaken for Burgundy in a good vintage. As a rule of thumb, fruity wines with lower tannin levels like Beaujolais are perfect for Thanksgiving fare, as are Zinfandel, Riesling and Pinot Noir.

Ch. de la Chaize 2004 Brouilly (Gamay) – Beaujolais Red Wine


  1. MendezMusings says

    A revelatory cru Beaujolais tasting with Kris last night in NYC. Check his post on the 09s:

  2. I’ve drunk the kool aid with no ill effects. It’s a nice match for a Thanksgiving turkey for the wine lover who prefers a red over a white.

  3. A Thinking Man’s Wines- Cru Beaujolais and Pinot Noir

  4. 1984LizardKing says

    “People who argue over this s..t are stupid.” I like chocolate. Do you like chocolate?

  5. AshlynWalsh says

    Cru Beaujolais – chilled slightly – is a great hot weather red, IMHO. Enjoyed one last night.

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