Wine Lover


Sunday, December 03, 2006

Wine for Christmas

The festive season is coming and thinking of what wine to serve this Christmas. Come across a few recommendations and would like to share this.

Wine is a drink for all seasons and festivals, so serving wine on Christmas is something pretty common. But what wine to serve and what wine goes well with turkey, one of the main attraction on Christmas Party.

One interesting thing is that turkey is cooked in various favours, thus different wine can complement well with turkey.

Well, it is always not suitable to serve sweet wine before or during meal, as anything sweet will make you do not feel like eating and lost your appetite. They are more suitable as after-dinner drinks.

So, if you are choosing a wine this Christmas season that is easy to drink, you may consider having festive French alternative called Beaujolais Nouveau. This is suitable for those who are new to drinking wine as it is very tasty and not very expensive.

Young Beaujolais should be served chilled, at approximately 13°C (55°F), to encourage its fruity complexion. The fuller Beaujolais, on the other hand, are best at about 17°C (60-65°F).

This wine is good for immediate consumption and not a wine to keep.

The wine is ready to be drunk a scant six weeks after the harvest. Each year the new Beaujolais is officially released on the 3rd Thursday of November and no time earlier, which has been mandated by French Law.