Beaujolais

    Six wines to complement Masterchef Sophie’s recipes

    Six stunning wines to challenge the senses and romance Sophie’s recipes this week in Weekend Magazine. 2013 Dolcetto d’Asti, Piemonte, Italy (£7.00, Marks & Spencer). The Dolcetto grape is often a belligerent sort, but this cheapie is feisty, tangy and crammed with red and black berry juice. It is a brilliantly evocative wine – accurate, joyous and delicious chilled, too.

    6 readers - By Matthew Jukes

    Six stunning wines matched to Janet Street-Porter’s recipes

    Six remarkable wines this week with a few that are matched to Janet Street-Porter’s quirky recipes featured in this week’s Weekend Magazine. 2013 The Gum, Single Vineyard Semillon / Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills, South Australia (£10.00, Marks & Spencer). This is one of the most rapier-sharp 2/3 Semillon 1/3 Sauvignon Blanc blends in Australia.

    6 readers - By Matthew Jukes

      2013 Rosé and Rouge from Chateau Thivin

      Hogshead - A Wine Blog - - 3 readers - 2013 Rosé and Rouge from Chateau Thivin Chateau Thivin‘s red Côtes des Brouilly has consistently appeared on this blog for several vintages. What has never appeared is the Beaujolais Villages Rosé before.

      An Exploration of Older Beaujolais

      Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog - - 3 readers - 1998 Domaine J. Chamonard Morgon Le Clos de Lys. Gracefully aged Beaujolais. I adore Beaujolais. It has elegance, freshness, purity of fruit, and invigorating acidity, all with a slight touch of earthiness. When served slightly chilled, a glass of Beaujolais makes the perfect companion to a summer meal. It’s sippable and gulpable.

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      Six wines to complement Masterchef Sophie’s recipes

      …, Beaujolais, France (£13.14, Domaine Direct tel. 020 7837 1142). Chénas is one of the ten Beaujolais Villages or Cru. It is known for quite rich fruits of the forest notes and a silky texture and this makes it utterly mesmerising with new season game. Lapierre’s version is my favourite – it is distinguished and flirtatious in equal measure.…

      6 readers - By Matthew Jukes

      2013 Rosé and Rouge from Chateau Thivin

      …2013 Rosé and Rouge from Chateau Thivin Chateau Thivin‘s red Côtes des Brouilly has consistently appeared on this blog for several vintages. What has never appeared is the Beaujolais Villages Rosé before. This is a somewhat unique post in that the latest release of the Beaujolais Villages Rosé and Côtes de Brouilly are both from the 2013 vintage…

      3 readers - By Hogshead - A Wine Blog

      2012 Domaine Coudert Clos de la Roilette Fleurie I’ve got...

      …2012 Domaine Coudert Clos de la Roilette Fleurie I’ve got my Kentucky Derby hat on to review some Beaujolais! This is some great stuff - prototypical Beaujolais. Readily apparent carbonic maceration on the nose and palate. Tons of strawberries, cherries, and small red berries along with bubblegum, small twigs, green leaves, and mineral/stone notes. 4/5 bones $$ Gamay 13% abv Fleurie, FRANCE…

      2 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

      An Exploration of Older Beaujolais

      …1998 Domaine J. Chamonard Morgon Le Clos de Lys. Gracefully aged Beaujolais. I adore Beaujolais. It has elegance, freshness, purity of fruit, and invigorating acidity, all with a slight touch of earthiness. When served slightly chilled, a glass of Beaujolais makes the perfect companion to a summer meal. It’s sippable and gulpable. Among the wine…

      3 readers - By Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

      Room temperature is not the temperature of the room you are in...

      … (56 to 65 F.), with lighter, fruitier reds (e.g., Beaujolais and Pinot Noir), at the lower range and fuller-bodied varieties ( e.g., Cabernet, Zinfandel and Syrah, at the upper range. Certain conditions may dictate exceptions to these guidelines. On a hot days, for example, it's a good idea to slightly chill a full-bodied red to mitigate its…

      3 readers - By WineWalkabout

      Six stunning wines matched to Janet Street-Porter’s recipes

      … (£11.99, Waitrose, available in 75 branches and www.waitrosecellar.com). Big statement time – this wine is more exciting than virtually every Beaujolais I can find on the High Street at a comparable price! Chill this vivacious, mulberry-themed wine down and see how the stunning, Spanish Mencia grape entrances the senses with its charms. ‘Behind…

      6 readers - By Matthew Jukes

      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

      squatt wine shop retrobottega, 75011

      … 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

      marcel lapierre vendangeurs calendrier

      …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 photos of freak-folk…

      8 readers - By not drinking poison in paris

      Des vins de soif à boire 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 Facebook TweetThis Digg StumbleUpon Comments: 0 (Zero…

      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
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