by Fred McMillin
...Terry Robards, November 1982, New York Times
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So what's new? The 1999 Beaujolais Nouveau, for today is the third Thursday of November.
The one I'll try first is the most popular French nouveau in the U.S.A...by Georges Duboeuf, (pictured), the "King of Beaujolais." He sent his first nouveau to America in 1982. A little over a decade later, he was sending more than TWO MILLION bottles. His version of the new wine will give you a good idea of the quality of this year's vintage.
For those just starting to learn about wine, this is your ideal introduction to the reds. It is all cherry-berry, nothing harsh or shocking. Cool it 40 to 60 minutes in the frig before serving. It's a very versatile beverage, that is enjoyable with anything from a chicken salad to a Big Mac...and it's only half the price of a good Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon.
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After Terry Robards wrote that graphic description of a nouveau launching, the French wine law was changed to permit shipping six days before the Thursday release date. This means some lucky shoppers should be able to find the Duboeuf this very day in the U.S.A.
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