The best of this year's options in freshly-available Beaujolais Nouveau.
'Gamay' on Serious Eats
It's no small trick turning gamay grapes into Sean Connery in his 30s—all quiet, spontaneous confidence—but that's just what Morgon does.
All that Thanksgiving Beaujolais-drinkin' got me thinkin' about gamay in general, and wondering if there was more to taste domestically. This Oregon-grown wine from Brick House Vineyards is worth seeking out.
Cru Beaujolais offers some of the best value in red wine that you can find right now—it's seriously well-made, food-friendly, and delicious, and it's way underpriced.
In an era of the McMansion, the Hummer, and HD widescreen TV, it's important to be reminded that bigger isn't always better. Few grapes illustrate this maxim more convincingly than Gamay, whose various regional incarnations share a few essential traits: thirst-quenching freshness, vigorous acidity, fruit that leans toward the cherry side of the spectrum, and an addictive "gulpability" that makes them among the world's most versatile wines at table.
I couldn't resist a few more red wine recommendations for those of you looking for something a little different for your Thanksgiving table. Here are three bottles worth considering if you haven't already stocked up.