A decade or so ago, the release of the year's Beaujolais Nouveau was a big deal in the U.S. Hardly a restaurant existed that didn't celebrate the delivery of this fresh young wine from Burgundy. Then, faddists as always, we lost our fascination with that and went on to focus on pinot noir and estate tequila.

But Beaujolais Nouveau was around forever before it became an American fad, and it's still around. And Jimmy Santangelo at Copper Onion has a limited supply in little casks.

Snowy day, bright red wine—sounds like a plan.