Archive for the Tag 'Beaujolais'

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. DiscoverBeaujolais.com 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 […]