Georges Duboeuf 2007 Beaujolais Nouveau ($11.99)
Clear garnet. Very grapey aroma with distinct, typical Nouveau notes of strawberry and banana (which actually are more closely related than you might think). Mouth-filling, juicy, bowl-of-fruit flavor with sufficient acidity to hold it together. A little too grapey and fruit-forward for me to enjoy sipping it as an aperitif (although a light chill helps), but it's surprisingly well paired with simple fare. An extra-short (1 1/2 inch) white plastic "cork" signals that this wine is not meant to keep. US Importer: W.J. Deutsch & Sons Ltd., Harrison, N.Y. (Nov 19, 2007)

FOOD MATCH: A passable quaff with roast turkey and the holiday trimmings. Also well suited with simple party or picnic fare; it was better with fried chicken, frankly, than sipped alone.

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