Next Thursday marks the third Thursday in November – an important day. 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, though it may seem somewhat difficult to hide the festively decorated bottle for any length of time. Finish each bottle quickly —as the “nouveau” denotes, it’s not meant to be aged. Beaujolais Nouveau’s simplicity has its critics, but sometimes it can’t hurt to have a bright, fresh and fruity wine, enjoyable for all of your guests. Even better, the new Beaujolais is quite inexpensive. Cheers!