Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveaux 2011
Georges Duboeuf, I made a picnic that turned out very nice.
One important consideration is this: get the yard work done first, then relax. It's a lot easier to do hard labor before the wine, rather than after it. And, the task/reward scenario has always loomed large in my life.
Duboeuf's BN had been sitting in the wine cellar/office/junk room since its natural season, around the end of last year. A perfect springtime L.A. sunny day - barely warm with a cool breeze - provided an opportune backdrop for the work and the picnic.
The wine has only 12.5% abv, so it's a great lunchtime accompaniment, when you probably want to go a little easier on the alcohol. Its fruity, youthful nose is abundant with fresh cherries and strawberries. The palate is also young and fruity with a nice acidity, so it goes great with food.
This "Red Beaujolais Wine" paired well with my favorite grab'n'go lunch - a mélange of tasty treats from the Whole Foods salad bar. As usual, I packed some grain, hummus, black olives, Parmesan cheese, eggless tofu salad and corn into the small box, along with a couple of corn fritters. I was feeling rather giddy on the first day of my unemployment in which I had been able to just relax - job hunting is harder than having a job - so I threw in the fritters as a treat.
That's a big piece of banana cake in the photo, by the way, and the BeauJo went quite well with that, too.
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