Friday, November 20, 2009

Barrel Thief for Beaujolais Nouveau

It being the third Thursday of November and all, Theater Goddess and I met up at the Barrel Thief at Patterson and Libbie to drink some just-released young, fruity wine, like far too many other people probably did today.

It was as good an excuse as any to celebrate the harvest, in this case, that of Domaine Vissoux Beaujolais Primeur.

No fancy yeasts or added sugar, this Beaujolais Nouveau was clean and ripe tasting and would undoubtedly be a nice addition to the Thanksgiving meal. But neither of us is in charge of bringing the wine to Turkey day, so the sipping was purely for our own enjoyment.

Meanwhile, we asked the kitchen for a variety of dishes that would work well together and would complement our Green and Red Zinfandel "Chiles Mill Vineyard" Estate and were rewarded with an array of smoked salmon, cheeses, olives and a balsamic reduction dipping oil with bread.

Assorted chocolate truffles had to follow.

Conversation on the shelf life of unhappiness and the possibilities of happy endings ensued, while the bottle of wine was emptied.

So now that the Beaujolais Nouveau has been released, we can welcome the coming of colder weather and the upcoming holidays.

In theory anyway, since, while walking the beagle upon my arrival home just now, the temperature in J-Ward was a balmy 65 degrees.

Not that I'm complaining.

I'm just saying, I, for one, will be sleeping with my bedroom windows open tonight.

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