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You Don't Know What Glou-Glou Is
France is well known for its wines, which are special because of how and where they're produced, including the soil, terrain, and climate in which the grapes are grown. However, if you find some French wines too heavy or too serious, maybe you can try to find yourself some glou-glou.
Glou-glou is a catch-all word to describe a style of wine usually known as vin de soif, literally "thirsty wine" — the kind of wine that's approachable, easy to drink, and quenches your thirst. The origins of the term glou-glou date back to the 1600s at least, and it is onomatopoeic for the sound liquid makes coming out of a bottle — a French version of the English "glug-glug."
Glou-glou wines hail mostly from the Beaujolais region of France, where they produce fruit-forward, natural wines that are light-bodied and low in alcohol and tannins. Tasting notes include fruits like raspberry and cherry, as well as a few hints of umami like mushrooms or forest floor.