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Beaujolais Nouveau 2006!

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$9.99 a bottle this year! - I thouroghly enjoyed my first bottle though........

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  1. Not to be a snob but isn't Beaujolais Nouveau primarily a way to simply celebrate the new harvest and not really a product that stands on it's own to be appreciated. I've noticed that it's getting a lot of attention "as wine" these days which puzzles me. If I'm wrong please correct me.

    1. I was surprised that in San Francisco I didn't hear of a single event last night, except a sort of anti-nouveau protest flight of B. villages at one wine bar.

      I went to my neighborhood wine bar and they were pouring one, but weren't making any speical deal about it.

      Hate the stuff myself. Banana-flavored headache juice.

      1. It's really just a fun wine, drinkable in the moment!!

        1. second on "not being a snob", but it was a gimmick to unload extra juice, and has turned out to be a burden for serious producers in the region. too many americans think it all tastes sweet and thin.

          1. C'mon! It is a fun excuse to celebrate. Plus this "gimmick" has been around officially for over 50 years, and unoffically much longer. Just purchased 2 cases myself - big party tonight!