Hi beautiful friends!
How are you? Hope you and your families are healthy and well. I’ve been spending most of my time working on my new wine apparel shop Wine Style Shop (this is where my shirt is from) and still getting adjusted to life in Columbia, SC!
Can you believe it’s already time for the holidays?! I feel like it really snuck up on us this year, but I’m so ready for some reasons to celebrate! Especially when good wine is involved.
I’m really excited to be partnering with Georges Duboeuf Wines, the King of Beaujolais, to tell you about the perfect wine to drink this holiday season, Beaujolais Nouveau.
Beaujolais Nouveau is a young, fruity, and fresh red wine produced from the Gamay grape! It’s released every year on the third Thursday of November on Beaujolais Nouveau Day, only 6-8 weeks after the grapes are harvested. So that means the grapes are grown, harvested and made into wine all in the same year!
It’s light-bodied, vibrant, and bursting with notes of strawberry, cherries, and raspberries. This easy-to-drink wine is meant to be consumed young (by the end of the year), and pairs well with so many foods…so if you were looking for a wine to drink this Thanksgiving or Christmas, this is it! This wine is meant to be drunk slightly chilled, so put the wine in the fridge for 20 mins before opening.
Beaujolais Nouveau is a wine that’s perfect to introduce new wine drinkers or people who say they don’t like red wine. It’s a festive and playful wine that’s such a crowd-pleaser! It’s what the French call “vin de soif.” It usually ranges anywhere between $10 and $15, so it’s very affordable.
Georges Duboeuf was the first to introduce Beaujolais Nouveau to export markets like the U.S., and is largely responsible for its success and popularity. They produce some of the best Beaujolais Nouveau in the world! For the third year in a row they have also produced a rosé wine, which is equally delicious and unique.
Another thing that’s so cool about Georges Duboeuf’s Beaujolais Nouveau is that every year it has a new label. In 2017 they started the annual Artist Label Competition which allows artists across the country to submit different label designs. The winner, who is selected by public vote, will see their design on over one million bottles of Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau sold in the U.S. that year. This year’s winner is Maeve Croghan with her gorgeous piece Russet Vines. How cool!
You can get yourself a bottle (or 6) with $10 off your first order from Minibar with code chambray10. Order here!
Have you ever had Beaujolais Nouveau? Hope you have a safe and fun Thanksgiving!
This post was made in a paid partnership with Georges Duboeuf Wines.