Monday, December 21, 2009
Holiday tradition saved!
Our family has a holiday tradition surrounding Nouveau Beujolais. Each year, we try to drink a bottle together sometime before the first of the year. For those of you who are unaware, the Nouveau is one of the few wines that is marketed in the same year that the grapes are picked (it's actually a "Primeau" by strictest definition).
By drinking a bottle before the end of the year, we are trying to capture and share
"the luck of the vines".
Now, this year, we didn't manage to crack it open at Thanksgiving. We took it to Waco, thinking we would share it with the kids down there, but for some reason, we never opened it. We left the bottle down there so that they could share it sometime in the next two weeks, figuring we could surely pick another bottle up on our way home (through Dallas).
Imagine our surprise, when we stopped at 3 different places and NONE of them had it in stock.
Luckily, I found what I believe to be the very last liquor store in OKC to carry it, so Christmas is SAVED!!