Beaujolais

    The Fall, Rise and Fall of Beaujolais

    …Beaujolais has been forgotten more often than whatshisname. Beauj wines were top shelf in the 14th century until the Burgundy farmers chased the Gamay Noir grape – crossed with the blessed Pinot Noir – and its wannabe producers south. Gamay lost its prestige in the wake of Marie Antoinette’s gehackt kopf. Gamay grown south of […]…

    3 readers - By The Best of Wines

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    … one finds everywhere in the 11ème, something tells me his selection would benefit from a few marquee names, if only for marketing purposes. It's easier for consumers to trust his offbeat discoveries if they're stocked alongside a few recognizeable names. As it is, the most famous French natural wine name in Squatt's selection is young Beaujolais…

    5 readers - By not drinking poison in paris

    Notes

    …My final tranche of holiday notes. E. Guigal Ch d'Ampuis Cote Rotie 2007. Meat, and malt, soy and balsamic. Bay and lavender, it's deep and edgy, changeable and with multiple faces. Rich and layered in the mouth, a note of vanilla, beautiful length, perhaps if I was splitting hairs I'd say it's fractionally warm. I wish. . . Ch Cheval Blanc St…

    By Wino sapien

    2011 The Society’s Exhibition Moulin-à-Vent, Beaujolais, France

    …2011 The Society’s Exhibition Moulin-à-Vent, Beaujolais, France (£9.95, The Wine Society tel. 01438 741177 & www.thewinesociety.com). With the Glorious Twelfth falling in the middle of this week I thought it a good idea to recommend a spectacular but eminently affordable red wine to go with all things gamey. I love red Burgundy with all manner…

    6 readers - By Matthew Jukes

    2011 Laurence et Rémi Dufaitre Domaine de Botheland...

    … 2011 Laurence et Rémi Dufaitre Domaine de Botheland Beaujolais-Villages “L’air de Rien” I haven’t got a care in the world, enjoying my Beaujolais! Fresh, full raspberries and cherries. A hint of bubblegum, kirsch, and dark earth. Yummy cherry-pie filling on the palate. 4/5 bones $$ Gamay 13% abv Beaujolais Villages, FRANCE …

    2 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

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    … I was sitting at Le Bist'Roch in Nuits the other afternoon with my friend R when he brought my attention to a photo of a nude man posted above the bar. "Hey," I said. "That looks a lot like Devendra Banhart posing nude with a three-litre bottle of red wine." Le Bist'Roch is not the sort of place where one expects to see nude…

    5 readers - By not drinking poison in paris

    Des vins de soif à boire l’été!

    … l’été! appeared first on L'Apprentie Sommelière. Tags:  Beaujolais, été, François Villard L'appel des Sereines, gamay, Jean-Paul Brun, Jean-Paul Brun Terres Dorées Moulin-à-Vent, Le sommelier fou, Les Côtes de l'Ouest Syrah, Mon P'tit Barriot, soif, syrah, Terre rouge, vin, vin de soif Del.icio.us…

    36 readers - By L'Apprentie Sommelière

    Temples, Towers, Beaujolais? And Duché D’Uzes a New AOC: Nîmes, France (P2)

    …, it is November, and we buy the one wine that matters: Beaujolais Nouveau. From Vignerons des Pierres Dorées, this 2012 “Terra Iconia” of Gamay Noir costs a mere and magical €6 at Nîmes’ covered market. It looks a clear mild purple with a clear rim. Aromas present red apple, pink bubblegum, and clove. The palate is aptly dry, with 2012’s higher acid…

    By WAYWARD WINE

    Back in the Saddle

    … of Beaujolais, but a special bottle - the 2011 Yvon Métras Moulin-à-Vent. This is not so easy to find here in the US, but whoa, it's worth looking for. Here's my note on the bottle: "Honestly, the finest red wine I've tasted in a while. A perfect bottle. Fragrant with fruit, flowers, stones, leaves. Beautifully expressive on the palate with complex…

    1 readers - By Brooklynguy's Wine and Food Blog

    More Thanksgiving Wines

    … dishes. Find great choices at 3rd Corner Wine Shop and Bistro or pick up Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Kung Fu Girl Riesling for just under $10 at Dan’s Wine Shop. Beaujolais Low in tannin and big on fruit, this French red pairs beautifully with turkey and fixin’s. Find nice selections at Dan’s Wine Shop and LA Wine Company in Palm Desert…

    12 readers - By Write on Wines