The release of the years nouveau Beaujolais every third Thursday of November is cause for celebration in France, and for 2009, it is in Pompano Beach too. From 6 to 8 tonight, Bispos Cellar (2112 E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach) will be pouring a trio of the light, fruity, easy-drinking wines from the Beaujolais region (Georges DuBoeuf, Henry Fessy and Joseph Drouhin), along with another dozen or so Beaujolais from Brouilly, Fleurie and Julienas.
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Though serious cork dorks regard nouveau Beaujolais pretty much the way rabid foodies do the Big Mac, given a light chill, the wine makes a quite acceptable complement to many dishes, which Bispos will highlight by serving a variety of hors doeuvres, including paté de foie gras, chocolate truffles and with an eye to your Thanksgiving dinner honey-baked turkey. And, really, a wine that typically costs less than $10 a bottle and can wash down the holiday bird is something to be thankful for. The cost is $25 and youll need to make reservations by calling Bispos at 954-788-8117. Visit bisposcellar.com.
Thu., Nov. 19, 6 p.m., 2009