Yes, I know. It’s more of a marketing promotion than a decent wine, especially in recent years.

Well, so what. Beaujolais Nouveau tells me that Thanksgiving is almost here, and brings back memories of cooking-filled Thanksgiving days at my aunt’s house, where the family would congregate with a monster pile of food and many bottles of wine, and spend the day together. I’ll be leaving for New York to do just that in a few more days.

So bring on the Beaujolais Nouveau! It may be plonk, but it’s plonk that makes me happy. And it really does pair nicely with turkey. Try it and see for yourself.