2011 might just be a very fortunate year.
Due to excellent weather conditions, the grapes of the wine matured three weeks earlier than 2010. As a result, this year’s wine boasts a richer color and strong fruity flavors of cherries and strawberries, among others.
It also pairs well with just about any kind of food, and is best served slightly chilled. They’re inexpensive, too, costing between $10 and $13 a bottle.
Although enthusiasts shy away from this red, wine drinkers should try to appreciate Beaujolais for what it is: versatile, casual and above all, fun.
But remember, since the fermentation process is short, you must consume it rather quickly.