Tuesday, January 10, 2012

To Beajolais or not to Beajolais

  I may have mentioned this once or twice before, I'm new to this wine thing.  I've been drinking wines based on what friends recommend, what I see in the store or what I read in a blog.  But I often find myself asking the question, "What is pinot noir, or a Syrah?  I've heard people say, "I only drink Grigio or I never drink Zin."  What do they mean?  Hell, if I know.  I am not at the point where I can say I will only drink anything.  Deciding to never drink a Zin or Syrah because I had a glass that I didn't like would be like saying, "I don't date blondes because I dated one in middle school and he was mean to me."  Granted some people do go through life like that, I'm not one of them.
  That all being said, I think it's time we delve into what is a Zin or the difference between Pinot Noir and Grigio.  Let's begin with a wine I've reviewed Beaujolais Nouveau.  What is a Beaujolais Nouveau?  It's a wine made from Gamay grapes grown in the Beaujolais region of France and released in the same year of its harvest.  They are typically released on the third Thursday of November.  I found some interesting facts about Beajolais Nouveau.  While I wasn't a huge fan of this wine, I highly recommend you try a glass.  Truth be told, after doing all this research I am tempted to try it again myself.

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