Beaujolais is a light bodied French red wine (and a few white varieties) made from primarily from Gamay grapes. Beaujolais Nouveau is a younger version of the wine which is normally released the third Thursday in November each year.
Either version of Beaujolais should be served slightly chilled at about 55F.
Both versions of the wine are available in most well-stocked wine shops or liquor stores. You can also purchase this wine online at Bevmo.com.
If you don't have Beaujolais you can substitute: