Beaujolias and Thanksgiving

Beaujolias and Thanksgiving

Posted on Nov, 21. 2011 by

Categories: Wine

I spent the entire day yesterday slaughtering Turkeys for Thanksgiving. It was so beautiful out, overcast, warm and still. We did the work out by my fire pit under a 200 year old oak tree. The smoke from a slow burning fire occasionally blew over us as we plucked the wild sprays of feathers from the beautiful birds. I had set out Oysters and homemade hard cider, cold and bone dry, we snacked as we worked but when the birds were cleaned and put into refrigeration and my friends had left I straightened up the site, made myself a ham sandwich and popped the cork on a 2009 Cru Beaujolias. Surrounded by the orange-brown horizon of fallen oak leaves, the silver and gray stripes of bare tree trunks and the thin whisping bead of an open hard wood fire I gulped the wine down in huge mouthfuls and felt like an old woodsman from a German story book.

This is the wine of Autumn feasting.

Many folks feel like drinking Beaujolias with Thanksgiving dinner is a must. I am one of these people. This is a good thing as it seems like the quality of Beaujolais just keeps getting better every year.

No joke. If you have not tasted a Cru Beaujolias in the last 7 years you are missing one of the more delightful trends in the wine world.

The 2009 Domaine de la Voute des Crozes, Cote de Brouilly from Kermit Lynch imports is by far my top pick for this years T-day celebration. We will be able to get this in Wednesday before Thanksgiving for all of the die-hards who realize that having a good Beaujolais is as necessary as having Gravy for your mashed potatoes.

This Cote de Brouilly almost drinks like a Burgundy. In that I mean it has none of those qualities that would make someone qualify a wine as Gamay-y. The wine is deep and dark with brooding tannic fruits that are also somehow lively, refreshing and delightful.

I believe this to be the perfect wine for all your Thanksgiving needs with my highest reccomendations.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

You may also note that we are getting a significantly better price for our member pricing due to the power of the Guilds bulk buying ability. Hurray for group buying power. Yeah Guild!

Last of all I will leave you with my favorite November poem by Robert Frost:

My Sorrow, when she’s here with me,
Thinks these dark days of autumn rain
Are beautiful as days can be;
She loves the bare, the withered tree;
She walks the sodden pasture lane.

Her pleasure will not let me stay.
She talks and I am fain to list:
She’s glad the birds are gone away,
She’s glad her simple worsted gray
Is silver now with clinging mist.

The desolate, deserted trees,
The faded earth, the heavy sky,
The beauties she so truly sees,
She thinks I have no eye for these,
And vexes me for reason why.

Not yesterday I learned to know
The love of bare November days
Before the coming of the snow,
But it were vain to tell her so,
And they are better for her praise.

2009 Domaine de la Voute des Crozes, Cote de Brouilly
Member Price: [private_member] Grand Cru: $15.76 • Premier Cru: $16.48 [/private_member]
Retail Price: $24.99
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