Friday, November 17, 2006

Uncorked

I dashed out to buy our Beaujolais Nouveau yesterday but got too tipsy on martini's during the cocktail hour to drink wine so tonight's Nouveau night at our house. I'm planning a thick Porterhouse steak (W4D eats the strip and I, the filet), baked potatoes, steamed broccoli, a crisp romaine salad with a raspberry pecan dressing, crusty Cuban bread with sweet cream butter and fresh garlic. And, lots of chilled 2006 Beaujolais Nouveau. Yum! Who cares if it's a few thousand calories? It is time to celebrate the harvest of not only food, but wine.

2006, A very good year!

Beaujolais Nouveau is made from the first pressing of gamay grapes in France's Beaujolais region. It is not aged and best served nicely chilled. It is fruity and fresh, the Carson Kressley of wines. You just gotta love it! And the best part is, you must drink it before Christmas so it makes the perfect Thanksgiving wine.... if it lasts that long.

Beaujolais Nouveau 2006

I promise to get some beach pix up soon!
Enjoy your weekend.

4 comments:

foofoolamarr said...

Who or what is Carson Kressley? A distant relative of Elvis, perhaps?

Flaurella said...

Carson K. is one of the 5 gay dudes on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. He's a flamer and I just love him. He's certainy fruity and always fresh but no relation to Elvis.

jackie said...

mmmmmm...wine! it's definitely the season for that! i just stocked the fridge with some of our homemade cranberry wine in honor of thanksgiving, and i am definitely in the mood for some REDS! it's going in my food, too--it's so stew weather around here!

Flaurella said...

Big chili weekend here and pot roast. It's like stew, Florida style. :))

At least this time of year, we don't have to keep the vodka in the freeezer.