Beaujolais

Review: Pierre Savoye ‘Côte du Py’ Morgon Vieilles Vignes 2014

Review: Pierre Savoye ‘Côte du Py’ Morgon Vieilles Vignes 2014

As Beaujolais Nouveau Day rolled around, I hunted for a bottle of cru Beaujolais, something to compare side-by-side with the fresh 2017 vintage Nouveau announced on every wine shop sandwich board. It wasn’t a difficult pursuit; there were at least 15 cru options available, most from tried-and-true producers that have grown more popular each year.

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An Illustrated Guide to Gamay From Beaujolais

An Illustrated Guide to Gamay From Beaujolais

November may be the traditional season for Beaujolais, but this somm favorite is suitable for sipping all year round. Always made from Gamay, Beaujolais got a bad rap for years because of the barely fermented, thin Beaujolais Nouveau. Excellent Beaujolais, particularly from the region’s 10 crus, can maintain its drinkability while being complex, versatile, and […]

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Drink Real Beaujolais, Not Beaujolais Nouveau

Drink Real Beaujolais, Not Beaujolais Nouveau

Every year around this time, the campaign begins. Like an upstairs neighbor who insists on practicing their badly tuned trumpet at 2AM, no matter where you go, you’ll encounter marketing material for Beaujolais Nouveau. On the third Thursday of November, the wine gets released, and shops everywhere flood their shelves, hoping the aggressive marketing campaign […]

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