• Catarina Alexon

    Beaujolais Noveau used to be a big thing in Sweden in the 80s. Have never come across the phenomena anywhere else in the world. Interesting to see that it’s not forgotten.

    • Scottmhuntington

      That’s interesting, Catarina, I never knew it was so popular in Sweden. It seems like it’s becoming more popular now in other countries. I think as the market changes there are a lot of younger wine drinkers that are looking for something “fun” and different.

    • That is interesting Catarina, I think it’s a good thing that it’s not a forgotten wine. It really is quite good. 🙂

  • Jacqueline Gum

    Beaujolais Noveau was a “thing” when I was visiting Napa a few years back. As of late, I haven’t heard much about it, but this renews my interest. Thanks for the tip on Georges DuBoeuf. I will look for it.

    • Scottmhuntington

      Hi Jacqueline! It seems like it’s making a bit of a comeback. As a graphic designer I really enjoyed working on labels for them… not usually my style to have bright flashy colors but nice to have a chance of pace.

    • Hi Jacqueline, Like all things things come and go and come back again. Regardless, this is a wine worth seeking out. 🙂

  • Cheryl Therrien

    It’s interesting that this wine is best served chilled rather than at room temperature. Great label! I love learning about how different wines are produced and why. 🙂

    • Scottmhuntington

      The winery I worked at served a lot of light reds chilled… and people were surprised at how much they liked them! The great thing about wine is that you can experiment with so many different factors and find something great.

    • Hi Cheryl, I LOVE there labels. Because it’s such a light wine chilled is only way to go. 🙂

  • Beaujolais Nouveau is not traditionally a wine that I care for as it is so light. But there are occasions where it works with what is being served. Thx for sharing and getting us thinking about it. Happy Holidays!

    • Scottmhuntington

      Agreed, every once in awhile there’s a perfect spot for it!

    • I agree Doreen. Not all wines suit every palate. However this is a wine that has it’s place in some setting. 🙂

  • Jeri Walker-Bickett

    I like Beaujolais simply because it’s fun to say! It’s a bit light for me as well, but I always buy at least one bottle a year since it gets so much hype in early November. What a great example of marketing 😉

    • Scottmhuntington

      Agreed it’s not the wine I typically go for (my favorite is Blafrankish) but it’s nice to change it up once in awhile and this has such an interesting story behind it. And yes, great marketing!

    • They really do market it well that’s for sure Jeri. I too find it a bit light but works very well for a group after dinner. 🙂

  • I love nouveau Beaujolais – my local French cafe in San Francisco always had a big celebration of it in November. But why just stick to then. really enjoyed the post- especially now I’m living in the Sonoma wine country now-yeah!

    • Scottmhuntington

      I’d love to actually attend the large celebrations of it in France, that would be so amazing. Also must be amazing to live in Sonoma wine country!

    • I agree AK, Why not enjoy anytime. We must meet-up sometime now that you’re in Sonoma. :-)))

  • So is Beaujolais Nouveau a type of wine like pinot grigio, or merlot? So its only a red wine?

    • Scottmhuntington

      It’s much lighter than pinot grigio and merlot. It’s usually red or rose.

      • Thanks for clarifying. I don’t think we’ll do turkey again for Xmas. But maybe a roasted chicken? Would this wine go with it? (PLus my family like fruity/sweet wines like moscato)

        • Scottmhuntington

          It might, but it also would be good as an after-dinner type of wine. If your family likes fruity/sweet wines then they’ll probably enjoy this. It’s not overly sweet but not dry either.

    • Hi, I agree with Scott. It is a great wine after dinner just be enjoyed by itself. 🙂

      • Any suggestions what will go with the roasted chicken on Christmas dinner?

        • I would look for a good Pinot Grigio and maybe even and nice Pinot Noir. The beauty of these choices is they can go with anything. 🙂

  • Jon Jefferson

    With as little wine as I drink, this is actually one of my favorites.

    I have been to a tasting held by a master somm for these. The amount of info to be gained in a situation like that is hige,

    • It really is Jon, I do love a good Beaujolais when it released, don’t you?

    • Scottmhuntington

      Glad you enjoy it, Jon!

  • Scott, Thank you for this awesome post. I really enjoyed what you shared and look forward to more. 🙂

    • Scottmhuntington

      Glad you enjoyed it, Susan! Looking forward to writing another soon.

  • Debra Yearwood

    We always have a bit of a debate in my family over Beaujolais Nouveau. Some of us love it and some of us would rather not have it. Perhaps when and how we try it influences our attitude. I’ll have to put it to the test again and luckily, we have George Duboeuf’s Beaujolais Nouveau here in Ontario. 🙂

    • Scottmhuntington

      It’s not for everyone, but it does have its place from time to time!

    • Beaujolais is not for everyone but it does have it’s place in different setting or at the table with different food pairing. I do enjoy it after a meal because it’s lighter then most reds. Let me know what comes of your experiment. 🙂