The third Thursday in November – last Thursday - is an important day for wine lovers. It’s the day that the year’s supply of Beaujolais Nouveau is released—by decree of French law. Made from 100% Gamay grapes, this flavorful red with low tannins is easy to drink and pairs well with cheese, roasted fowl, and bread—making it a great choice for Thanksgiving. The fruity flavors of Beaujolais Nouveau are best when chilled slightly. Be sure to finish each bottle quickly —as the “nouveau” on the label is telling you it’s not meant to age. Beaujolais Nouveau’s simplicity has its critics, but sometimes it can’t hurt just to have a bright, fresh fruity quaffing wine that everyone can enjoy, no matter how wine savvy they are. And the new Beaujolais is quite inexpensive.