The wines of Beaujolais are a foodie’s dream. The inherently low tannin, bright acidity, and fresh fruity/floral aromas and flavors of Beaujolais are enjoyed in bistros the world over, and these wines provide a reliable and inexpensive no-fuss option to pair with nearly anything you decide to create at home. Basic Beaujolais and Beaujolais-Villages are flawless when paired with patés and rillettes, cold cut sandwiches, or traditional saucisson sec! More substantial ‘cru’ versions of Beaujolais can handle favorites like duck confit, steak tartare, seared duck breast, and roasted game birds, and they are a smart substitute for red Burgundy in a coq au vin recipe! Beaujolais Nouveau pairs well with cheeses like Camembert and Brie, and it occupies a coveted slot as the optimum red wine companion to sushi!