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November 15, not a wine snob


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November 15, not a wine snob

FrankJBN | Nov 15, 2012 09:05 AM

Not a wine snob nor do I care for wines from the Gamay grape so perhaps that is why I can enjoy Beaujolais Nouveau.

Does anyone else get down with the parties which are available nationwide?

It's light, it's fruity, yes, it is somewhat 'candied' in profile but it is gulpable.

There are "Nouveau est ici" in about every city. I don't have some every year, it's in fact been a few years, but I do think about trying some every year.

A French restaurant in Philly is offering a three course meal and a bottle of nouveau for $45, which really doesn't seem unreasonable to me. Maybe a dozen other venues in town are also hosting events.

Anybody going to stain their shirtfronts purple? (or magenta?)

Ready to pay the air freight cost to have it today? ('Tho in recent years, I have noticed many places never reduce their price for the slower arriving wines).

Are you ready to laugh too loud and give a friend a wet kiss? Offer Chez moi ou chez vous? (Thanks Kronenbourg beer) Or is it, as I just read in a comment about the scathing review of Guy Fieri's restaurant 'just for tourists withiout initiative'.?

(A repeat on the Gamay: I have had wine professionals I know state that they have mistaken Beaujolais for Burgundian Pinot Noir, but for me I have never confused the two grapes. maybe it is a hard-wiring thing just as cilantro tastes exceedingly soapy to me and about 1% of the rest of the population, but to me the unmistakeable gamay is a Gamay is a Gamay)

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