Thursday, October 19, 2006

Winter Brews and Beaujolais Nouveau's

Shopping today after work I noticed the winter brews are out. They have probably been out for a bit but tonight I must of needed one because I noticed them for the first time.
Having not had it before I grabbed a New Belgium's 2 degrees below. Tasty~ a bit more hops than I tend to like but drinkable.

I am excited for the beaujolais nouveau's to be released. Pronounced bo-jo-lay. A regional wine from the town of Beaujolais in the Burgundy region of France. Beaujolais Nouveau (noovo) is a style of Beaujolais released annually on the 3rd Thursday of November. They are the first grapes of the season and the wine is meant to be drunk while it's young. I did hold a bottle over for a year and it was good. They say typically to drink within 6 months

A favorite of mine that I have gotten the past 3 years is from Alexander Valley - New Gewurz-

The white version of the Nouveau Beaujolais. I have only found it at New Season's. It has been fun to taste it over the years. Some years it's sweeter than others, some years more spice.

Main wineries you will find are:

George DuBoeuf
Joseph Drouhin
and the Alexander Valley for the white

I wonder what '06 has in store?

Saturday, October 14, 2006


We may have seen the last of the warm days. It could be like parts of MI and be under 2 feet of snow. I hope the snow doesn't hit Detroit until they are done playing the A's and winning. Not being that big of a baseball fan I have to think of my home and put in some time in front of a few games. It's 3-0- Let's go Tigers.

I haven't done any knitting since my baby hats and a scarf. I've been in the mood to cook. With all the fun wedding gadgets we received it makes cooking easy. I am so glad it's crockpot season- I have a roast going as we speak.

I had ordered some cookie dough from someone at work and baked up some this morning. Pretty quick and easy when you don't have to put any energy into the making the dough.

I need to get serious and start thinking of some christmas gifts. Maybe get going on some knitting nights with friends. That seems to be a motivator. How fun it is to knit and sip on some wine with a good group of gals. Who's in to starting up knit night next month?