Beaujolais (French pronunciation: ​[bo.ʒɔ.lɛ]) is a French Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) wine generally made of the Gamay grape which has a thin skin and is low in tannins. Like most AOC wines they are not labeled varietally. Whites from the region, which make up only 1% of its production, are made mostly with Chardonnay grapes though Aligoté is also permitted until 2024 (on condition the vines were planted before 2004). Beaujolais tends to be a very light-bodied red wine, with relatively high amounts of acidity. In some vintages, Beaujolais produces more wine than the Burgundy wine regions of Chablis, Côte d'Or, Côte Chalonnaise and Mâconnais put together.
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    • Northwest wines’ pioneering spirit bolster S.F. Chronicle’s top 100 list

      Jon Bonné, wine editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, selected 20 wines from Oregon and Washington for his annual list of the top wines from the West Coast. (Reprinted with permission from The New California Wine by Jon Bonné, copyright (c) 2013) SAN FRANCISCO – Wines from Washington and Oregon garnered 20 percent of the top 100 list from the influential San Francisco Chronicle.

      Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine- 4 readers -
    • Jean-Paul Brun Terres Dorees Cote de Brouilly 2013

      Gamay. A variety that I’m growing to love. I remember Kermit Lynch memorably describing Beaujolais as ‘the one night stand of wines.’ His point: not every wine has to be serious. Not every wine drinking experience needs to be a great one. I’m sure there are points chasers out there who set themselves a threshold score: ‘no wine rated lower than 92 shall pass my lips!’ But t ...

      jamie goode's wine blog- 1 readers -
  • Wine of the Day December 20, 2014

    … and it thrives here, much as it does in Beaujolais, Burgundy and parts of the Loire, in fact the biodynamic Gamay of Brickhouse (famed Willamette Pinot producer) are highly prized and sell out almost instantly on release. Bow & Arrow also do a straight Gamay which is also worth getting, it is more than just good it is wildly delicious… 4 readers -
  • Drew Walker – Sommelier

    … was at the Queen’s Landing Hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake, when I attended the Ontario wine gala Cuvée. As I was tasting Malivoire winery’s 1999 Moira’s Vineyard Chardonnay, it suddenly all clicked! I could taste the caramel apple, toasted oak, cinnamon, butter and I realized that I might enjoy this ‘wine tasting thing,’ I think I visited their booth…

    Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLeanin Sauvignon Blanc- 5 readers -
  • Domaine de la Madone Beaujolais Villages Nouveau 2014

    … friendly acidity, finishing with lingering notes of white pepper, licorice and clean minerals. 100% Gamay Beaujolais Villages France Mis en Bouteille au Domaine 13% Alcohol $10 Enjoy now thru 2015 Like this: Like Loading... Related This entry was posted in budget friendly, estate bottled, france and tagged beaujolais. Bookmark the permalink.…

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  • A trio of recent French wines

    …. You cannot do any harm by trying a bottle right now but be sure to leave a few more in the cellar or fridge. The 2010 Domaine de Magalanne, Cuvee Lou Biou, Cotes du Rhone Villages Signargues left me somewhat confused. There seemed to be a disjoint between the maturity of the aromas and flavors with the toast aromas and obvious structure. Maybe…

    Aaron Nix Gomez/ Hogshead - A Wine Blog- 3 readers -
  • Domaine Dupeuble Pere et Fils Beaujolais Nouveau 2014

    … atop a tangy undercurrent, traces of pink peppercorn and rose lingered between each sip. Serve slightly chilled. 100% Gamay Beaujolais France Estate Bottled 12.5% Alcohol $13 Enjoy now Like this: Like Loading... Related This entry was posted in budget friendly, estate bottled, france, natural and tagged beaujolais, gamay. Bookmark the permalink.…

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  • Emidio Pepe, Abruzzo (Italy)

    … English. Emidio says that this was quite an adventure, he had brought a few samples. I try to imagine the thrill of Emidio walking up and down Manhattan... He went to an Italian restaurant to get help and he the man told him about a contact in Boston, where he went, but his initial $ 400 had quickly melted to 200 so he changed for simpler hotels…

    Wine Terroirs- 2 readers -
  • Must-Have Vancouver Magazine Value Wine Awards: 2015

    … Kearney has to say, in part, in her intro… “As always, there is a healthy crop of excellent B.C. wines, with Italy and France virtually tied for winners. Spain, Australia, and California also featured prominently with 16 stunning chardonnays, 15 pinots, seven rieslings, three gamays, two sakes, and one awesome pinotage. In short, a round-the-world…

    Tim Pawsey/ hiredBelly.comin Riesling- 2 readers -
  • killer instinct: the beast, 75003

    … Barbecue, arguably, is for Americans what wine is for the French. What the subjects share is a dialectical emphasis on local cultural tradition, to a degree that handily surpasses that of, say, the New World wine industry. So perhaps it should be no surprise that Thomas Abramowicz, the young French barbecue afficionado behind hype-scorched new…

    Aaron Ayscough/ not drinking poison in paris- 1 readers -
  • Daily Wine News: Objectively Delicious

    … Sophie Barrett contends that “deliciousness isn’t as subjective as we sometimes construe.” “As New York sheds its skin once more, the most exciting new wrinkle is a casual, friendly, ‘on your side’ mentality that restaurants have applied to wine.” On the website for the Guild of Master Sommeliers, Matt Stamp chats with nine of New York City’s…

    David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog- 4 readers -
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