Friday, November 18, 2022

Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé !

The Beaujolais Nouveau is here! And so is the Touraine Primeur! As planned, I went over to the supermarket to see what they had. One table in the wine department was stacked with "new" wines, both our local Touraine and the more widely known Beaujolais. Both are made from the gamay grape.

Our first bottles of vin nouveau from 2022. The local stuff is on the right.

I picked out four: three Beaujolais and one Touraine. I got six bottles altogether, doubling up on the Pisse-Dru and the Touraine (which is from a small winery right across the river from us). I read this morning that Pisse-Dru is an old Beaujolais expression describing the thick juice of the crushed grapes. The word dru means "thick" or "dense" and, well, you can probably guess what the other word means. We drank one of those yesterday and it was pretty good.


  1. Pisse-Dru. Only French could make that palatable. You only got six bottles? I suppose you’re going back tomorrow?

  2. OMG. I can remember how my friends and I anticipated the arrival of the Beaujolais Noveau. It was cheap back then and never really meet a bottle I didn't like. When it's gone it's gone. Good while it lasted. It was always very limited. I remember that when we uncorked a new bottle and tasted the first pour we would be "wine snobs" would say "now thats interesting!" Haha! It was fun.

  3. mitch, yesterday was Ken's turn. Now we should be stocked through Thanksgiving.

    judy, I don't think it's one you hear a lot.

    travel, go for it!

    woody, great fun!

  4. Yesterday Saturday I went to Total Wine to get some wine for supper and lo! There was the BN! You know it's November when they are here. I got two bottles.


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