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.
Posts about Beaujolais
    • Tasting the Wines of Chateau du Moulin-a-Vent

      An icon of the Beaujolais, Moulin-a-Vent’s estate began producing wines as early as the 1700s. Today the estate has 30 hectares of land under vine, separated into 91 different plots — many of which are used to make single-plot releases showcasing a specific terroir. Ownership changed with the 2009 vintage — and some of these wines are just now hitting the market.

      Christopher Null/ Drinkhacker.comin Chardonnay- 7 readers -
    • Wine and Cheese Pairing Ideas

      We have fondue, triple cream, and stinky blues lined up for your next glass of wine. Check out these modern variations on classic wine and cheese pairings. Then dig into the details below for specific wine and cheese recommendations. Tip: Remember to consider the texture of the cheese when creating new wine pairings.

      Madeline Puckette/ Wine Folly- 3 readers -
    • 10 Outstanding Wines With Turkey

      This year’s best Thanksgiving wines consider how not all turkey dinners are not made equal. Here are ten wines that pair well with turkey based on how it’s prepared. TIP: The wines listed below focus primarily on red fruit flavors which typically pair well with harvest foods and poultry. Wine for a perfectly baked turkey… A perfectly paired turkey is truly a revelation.

      Madeline Puckette/ Wine Folly- 2 readers -
  • Universal Delicious.

    …, but that delicious bottles tap into a greater objectivity: chocolate, sex, 18 month Comte … sure, occasionally someone will say they don’t like chocolate, but they’re lying.) I’ve been out twice now with Bruno Debize 2011 Beaujolais Cambertiers, and watched every single taster descend into a moment of non-carbonic maceration, dark, brambly, granitic Gamay…

    Sophie's Glass- 1 readers -
  • Georges Dubœuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2014

    … Fruit forward and super easy drinking, this is a great value and wonderfully versatile. Winery: Georges Dubœuf founded Les Vins Georges Dubœuf in 1964 and since then has become one of the largest and most well known French brands, representing more than 400 growers in the Beaujolais region. He is particularly recognised for his achievements…

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  • Wine of the Day November 26, 2014

    …, but is a nicely detailed wine with it’s own charms and beauty. While most people know Domaine Clusel-Roch for their Cote-Rotie and Condrieu the winery also does a few Gamay wines, including a rose even, and this Traboules is a delicious, almost Rhone like, example of this Beaujolais varietal. While a bit weird, this intriguing wine is wickedly cool… -
  • First Down and 10 Sides to Go (Pairing Strategy for Holiday Feasts)

    …, the best bet would be an easy-drinking, medium-bodied, lightly tannined, fruit-forward bottle of white or red. Or both. For a white, I’d recommend a Gewürztraminer or Riesling (Alsatian or German Kabinett). On the red side, I’d give the hand-off to a California or Oregon Pinot Noir or Beaujolais with cherries, strawberries, raspberries and little…

    Crozet Gourmet- 1 readers -
  • French Wine Cruise – Paris to Vernon

    … meeting Captain Franck and his crew, dined with new friends, enjoying a 6-course welcome dinner including a salmon and crayfish appetizer, Normandy mussel soup, grilled fillet of butterfish and prawn with Pernod sauce and saffron risotto, and, of course, a glass or two of Beaujolais! Shimmering Eiffel Tower After dinner, the ship set sail…

    WineStyles- 1 readers -
  • Perfect Thanksgiving Wines to Match Your Family's Dysfunction

    … that means. Stupid wine reviews say, “This wine is versatile at the table.” Which sounds more like a Vegas hooker. And, anyway, it’s lousy advice. Every family makes just about the same meal on Thanksgiving. There are slight variations, but they’re meaningless. We can’t all drink the same wines, too! I don’t want Beaujolais, I don’t want off-dry…

    Ron Washam/ HoseMaster of Wine™in Riesling- 4 readers -
  • Marché Bacchus Wine Lunches, Year 2

    Marché Bacchus Wine Lunches, Year 2 By Glen Frederiksen Last winter, there were a series of wine lunches presented at Marché Bacchus restaurant in Las Vegas. There were great fun, and a stone bargain besides. With the coming of spring, they disappeared. I wondered if they would come back as the weather cooled, and if they would be as good as before.

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  • Joseph Drouhin Beaujolais Nouveau 2014

    … Vibrant, fresh, and well balanced this is incredibly easy drinking and an all around fun time Beaujolais. Estate: Maison Joseph Drouhin was founded over 130 years ago and is headed now by the 4th generation of the Drouhin family. Today, with 73 hectares assembled over the years through purchases and agreements between families, the estate…

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  • Thanksgiving Wine Classes

    …. They can be dry and savory (like Rainwater or Sercial Madeira) or sweet and unctuous (like Bual Madeira or Port). Some are complements to a fine meal, while others are the crowning touch after dessert. But all are fascinating, fun to explore, and very, very, delicious. Join us on Sunday, November 23, as we explore the world of sweet and savory…

    I Drink on the Job- 5 readers -
  • Le Beaujolais Nouveau est — inevitably — arrivé!

    … The cash-cow of Beaujolais Nouveau jumped over the moon Thursday, the third Thursday of November being the regulated release day for the first wine after harvest of the gamay grapes in the bucolic French region of Beaujolais. Much ink had been expended in maligning the supposedly fresh fruity quaff, especially in its role of submerging…

    Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Headin Riesling- 3 readers -
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