Taking its name from its signature windmill, the cru Beaujolais village of Moulin a Vent is perhaps the best recognized name in Beaujolais. As a reminder there are ten villages in Beaujolais which qualify to use their own name. You might also recognize Fleurie, Morgon, or Brouilly. Below that are the Beaujolais-Villages, which are superior in quality to the most basic Beaujolais.
This runs slightly to the generous, fruity side, with a lot of strawberry and black cherry notes, along with the little bit of austerity that makes cru Beaujolais so compelling. There is no better red wine for the Thanksgiving table, but it's also pretty great on its own.
Terres Dorees is one of the better-known names and is well worth a try. 100% Gamay. Serve slightly chilled, but not cold.