6 Types of Wine to Try
Those who enjoy fruity, lighter-bodied reds will find happiness with Gamay Noir, the grape that makes French Beaujolais wines. Youthful and fresh, with vibrant red berry flavors, the best French versions of these wines are classified as Beaujolais Crus. You can find them by looking for one of the following village names on the label: Saint-Amour, Juliénas, Chénas, Moulin-à-Vent, Fleurie, Chiroubles, Morgon, Régnié, Côte de Brouilly, and Brouilly. In the United States, a fantastic option from Oregon is Chehalem Gamay Noir 2011, ($24, at liquor stores). With bright acidity, cherry accents and a clean finish, it works well with grilled pizzas, salmon salad and veal Milanese.