ITâ€™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 youâ€™re new to the game, these are light, and ready to drink reds from this yearâ€™s harvest. Yes, 6â€“8 week old wines that are released all over the world starting this Thursday. Theyâ€™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