The first Vintages Holiday catalogue arrived in the mail yesterday! It actually sat in the mail pile for over 2 hours before my wife casually mentioned that “the LCBO Christmas catalogue arrived today“. I squealed with delight, grabbed a Sharpie and tucked in.
In between the Don Pérignon gift set ($230), the magnum of Rioja (LAN reserva $40) and the enormous Chianti (Da Vinci 5000 mL) I found my favorite page.
“Save the Date! Beaujolais Nouveau arrives on Vintages shelves November 17” – Beaujolais Nouveau! I love Nouveau. It marks the beginning of Christmas celebrations in our house. Fresh, fruity, effervescent – it’s a wine for the masses.
Now I work at being a wine snob as much as the next guy but I can’t help but be happy about this simple wine inexpensive wine. It’s just fun for me – and hey, if wine isn’t fun then you shouldn’t be drinking it.
Also, after drinking Nouveau for a month that magnum of LAN and the 5000 mL Chianti are going to taste really good.