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WILLIE NELSON SHOTGUN WILLIE, 1973, Atlantic Records
Most of the time here at VINE-YL, we choose a record first, then select a wine that we feel matches it. This Thanksgiving, however, we flipped the script. Turkey Day is all about Beaujolais, and Sara had already picked out a fine one for us to get our dinner started days in advance. The challenge was an interesting one... finding the quintessential soundtrack for that most peculiar, but best American holiday...
PIERRE-MARIE CHERMETTE BEAUJOLAIS CUVEE TRADITIONELLE, 2007
Few wines have as bad of a rep as Beaujolais. Because of the mass-produced marketing scheme known as "Nouveau Beaujolais" most people think of it as cheap, sweet grape juice. The RC Cola of wines, if you will.
The truth is that Beaujolais is a wine region in the southern part of Burgundy, which some would say is the noblest of all wine regions...