IT’S NOUVEAU WEEK!
I love Nouveau time because it reminds us that one of wines purposes is to make us more lighthearted. Give it a go this weekend with a few bottles of Nouveau/Novello and your favourite party friends and snacks. Pizza would be perfect. (Stash a few bottles to serve with the Christmas turkey.)
In case you’re new to the game, these are light, and ready to drink reds from this year’s harvest. Yes, 6–8 week old wines that are released all over the world starting this Thursday. They’re best lightly chilled and gulped early in the evening.
The following would give a variety of styles and experiences. Start with the Beaujolais wines which are very light, refreshing and fruity. The Italians are more earthy and rustic.
NEGRAR Novello, Veneto, Italy $9.95
TOLLO Novello, Abruzzi, Italy $8.95
JEANJEAN Syrah Nouveau, France $9.95
MOMMESSIN Beaujolais-Nouveau, France $13.95
DUBOEUF Beaujolais-Nouveau, France $14.95