Tag Archives: Beaujolais

In My Glass: 2012 Domaine Pral Rosé of Beaujolais Nouveau

As I perused the rosé aisle in Julio’s Liquors this past weekend a new wine caught my eye.  It was not just pink, but really, really pink.  The color alone caused me to pause and look again: it was a rosé of Beaujolais Nouveau of the 2012 vintage. It has been a number of years […]

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Seeking a Party Pleaser: Beaujolais Cru versus Barbera d’Alba

In the continuing search for a perfect wine for a dinner for 500 guests, my colleagues and I tried two wines in a lighter style: the 2010 Jean-Marc Burgaud Régnié “Vallières” Beaujolais Cru and the 2009 Giacomo Ascheri Barbera d’Alba Vigna Fontanelle.  We were split between these two options, both of which we liked a […]

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Wine Review: 2009 Chateau de La Chaize Brouilly, Beaujolais Cru

The Chateau de La Chaize from Beaujolais’s Brouilly appellation hails from the famed 2009 vintage. It is a semi-finalist for the red wine to be served at the dinner I mentioned in my previous post. My fellow tasters and I liked that it is tasty, interesting, and fresh, with neither tannins nor acidity overly asserting […]

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Wine Review: 2009 Georges Duboeuf Morgon Jean Descombes

I credit fellow blogger Glenn with introducing me to the joys of Beaujolais. For good reason, he has been an advocate of these relatively light and pleasant – but not necessarily simple – wines for as long as I can remember.  The 2009 vintage has been hailed as outstanding and “once-in-a-lifetime” by winemakers like George […]

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Wine Review: 2009 Domaine du Pavillon de Chavannes Côte de Brouilly “Cuvée des Ambassades”

Ever since our Roundtable tasting of Beaujolais Villages and Crus this fall, I cannot seem to keep these wonderful wines out of my mind or glass. Lettie Teague’s great article “Quality Beaujolais: It’s No Oxymoron” in last Saturday’s Wall Street Journal made me hopeful that these wines, which are often dismissed out of hand due […]

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Distinctly French: Beaujolais-Villages and Cru for Fall

I was once on the Beaujolais Nouveau bandwagon. I would anticipate that day in late November when the current vintage would be released and flood the market with total plonk. This was supposed to be a celebratory occasion. But I fell off that bandwagon. My undoing was a wine from the Julienas region of Beaujolais […]

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