Archive for the Tag 'Beaujolais'


Beaujolais Nouveau Day is Here!

Beaujolais Nouveau Day is here once again, and I was fortunate enough to enjoy an early bottle, so I could blog about it on this very day. This year the 2014 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau is très fabuleux, once again. It has delicious aromas of bright red fruit, like raspberries and strawberries.  When I sipped […]


Hurray for Beaujolais Nouveau Day – Today, November 21, 2013

Beaujolais Nouveau Day is celebrated in France on the third Thursday in November with fireworks, music, and festivals. I got an E-Mail: Hi, Jo, Be among the first to taste the new 2013 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau, the first wine of the harvest! Available nationwide one stroke after midnight on November 21st, Nouveau will be […]


Pinot Noir Nouveau, a Rosé of Pinot Noir produced by River Road Family Vineyards and Winery

… the beginning of an American family tradition… Fresh off all the Beaujolais nouveau hoopla ~ At one past midnight on the third Thursday of each November, banners proclaim the good news: Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé! “ (Nov. 15, 2012) Beaujolais Nouveau, the delicious and much sought after wine made from Gamay grapes, is […]


The Best Summer Wines for 2012 from my collection

What are the best reds? What are the best whites? Sparkling? Dessert? What is the best deal? What should they be paired with? What makes them ideal for spring? What do they taste like? What are the best reds? When I think reds and spring in the same sentence, Beaujolais and Pinot Noir immediately come […]


Perfect Pinots & Beaujolais Get the Bird ~ And the Post Poultry Party Will Rock with Porto

ABOUT THE BIG BIRD Years ago I realized that Pinot Noir and Beaujolais are the perfect Thanksgiving wines for really enjoying the big bird. It’s probably my French DNA that loves great these two so much… The earthy notes, the round, voluptuous flavors that fill my mouth, and send essences of rich, rip plums to […]


Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2011 ~ A vast world of wines exist beyond Nouveau ~ Here are a few

Last year was so nice, that now we’re doing it twice… Did you know: Beaujolais is the most wide-spread of the region’s appellations, which covers 27 square miles and 72 villages? The Beaujolais grape is Gamay, making up 99 percent of what the region offers? Beaujolais is the lightest, most refreshing region in France? I […]


Wines From Around The Globe ~ Recently Enjoyed

See these great wines that our customers love. One of the greatest joys of my gig as a wine blogger is to occasionally have wine show up on my doorstep. It doesn’t happen all the time, because I’m so non-traditional as bloggers go… I don’t consistently do anything, because that’s my nature. I’m a mutable […]


Maison Louis Jadot Tasting Proposal ~ The Chance of a Lifetime

With a grandfather whose name was Peter Bernier (rhymes with Viognier), how could I not love French wine, and from a winemaker whose name is Jacques Lardier? I didn’t grow up in California. In fact, as I would watch cars passing by my house in Maine, on warm summer days, Donna Cadwell and I used […]


More Beaujolais ~ Oh Goodie! ~ Part II

My Beaujolais connection has done a Take II, because the first part of it was for the softer, more feminine Gamays. This tasting was for the big boys, and here are the details: Order of Wines to be Tasted Christophe Pacalet, Cote de Brouilly, 2006 ~ SRP: $16.99 This Côte de Brouilly, one of the […]


Ten Things I Just Learned About Beaujolais

I recently wrote about a Chilean tasting that I experienced. That was followed very closely by another virtual tasting called, The Feminine Side of Beaujolais. just held a TasteLive! event, and I was invited. Pinch me… I’m not only so lucky to be tasting wines from around the world, but I’m also brought into […]