Thursday, November 25, 2021

By the way...

A week has gone by since the 2021 Beaujolais nouveau was released and I haven't mentioned it here. We've been drinking different bottles all week and have found about half of them, well, ordinary. They taste just like Beaujolais does when it's not nouveau. A few of them, however, have that characteristic "new wine" taste. Ken got a bunch more of those in his last supermarket run.

One of the Beaujolais nouveau wines that we liked. Or, what's left of it.

We don't expect Beaujolais nouveau to be superb wine. It's just a way to mark time and the season. We usually have a nouveau to go with our American Thanksgiving feast. This year we've chosen a local "new" wine, a Touraine primeur, as they call it. This one comes from Thésée, a town just across the river from us.

And speaking of Thanksgiving, we will be preparing our traditional roast leg of lamb for lunch today. We'll serve it with flageolets (little green beans) and maybe some topinambours (Jerusalem artichokes). For a starter, we'll have some of Ken's home-made pork terrine with cornichons (little gherkins). I made a pumpkin pie for dessert using a muscade pumpkin from last year's garden (roasted and frozen). Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you and to your American readers! And to others too, why not?

  2. Happy Thanksgiving. Great wine label!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Ken!


  4. Cheers to y'all ...enjoy your feast

  5. Santé! Enjoy your lamb and Beaujolais.

  6. Happy Thanksgiving to you both! Enjoy the feast!

  7. I went only a few days ago to the wine store. Normally they have heaps of NB - they only had one crate left!
    I am drinking a glass even as I type this. It is not very good i'm afraid, dry and not jammy/fruity. Oh well I have the last bottle in Arizona and I am grateful.
    I am also thankful on this day having you as a blogger buddy.

  8. Jerusalem artichoke. Jerusalem is a deformation of Girasole artichoke. I think they originate in North America.

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