Looks a little hazy out there but the temps are surprisingly mild for November in these parts.
Did I mention "Il est arrivée!"? The beaujolais, that is.
Yes, that's right. Just after 'strike season' in early November comes the arrival of the new beaujolais, a Gamay wine that is released just 6-8 weeks after its harvest. One wine critic refers to it as being 'like eating cookie dough'...which is to say, not one of the region's finer products and certainly not up to the standards of long-in-the-barrel, artfully made wines.
The glass I had the other evening to accompany a couple of slices of gooey mozzarella-topped pizza - tasted very good. Okay...it was a bit fruity, but there was enough ummph to balance the unctuous cheese-topped pie. That aforementioned wine critic is right, as often the beaujolais is, what we might call in the 'hood, 'plonk' - but this wine was enjoyable enough.
Perhaps it's just a very good year for beaujolais.
PS: Today is Bodhi's birthday! He's a rompin' five-year old now.
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