Archive for the Tag 'Gamay'

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Morgon Domaine Jean Ernest Descombes ~ A Beaujolais with Vitality

Off to the Morgon region of Beaujolais, France we go… Morgon Wines: Think in adjective sizes, for a moment: delicate, moderate, and robust. Beaujolais wines, coming from specific regions, are classified in this way, due to their terroir influences. It helps to know this, if you’re wanting to purchase a Beaujolais, for a food and […]

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Why Beaujolais Nouveau? ~ History Holds the Answers

[PHOTO: Denis Lapaler, winemaker for Les Vins Georges Duboeuf] Le beaujolais nouveau est arrive! Beaujolais had always made a vin de l’année, to celebrate the end of the harvest. Until World War II, it was only for local consumption. Today, it’s become a worldwide phenomenon, due to some important actions taken by the Georges Duboeuf […]

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This Thursday, lovers of Beaujolais Nouveau will once again be celebrating Beaujolais Day

This Thursday, lovers of Beaujolais Nouveau will once again be celebrating Beaujolais Day. Having enjoyed many Beaujolais wines, with most of them being at the source of many of the producers, in France, I can tell you that excitement doesn’t even begin to describe the joy I’m feeling right now. This past July, I got […]

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Georges Duboeuf’s Beaujolais Nouveau Label Design Now Goes Public

This one reminds me of Willamette Valley’s Oak Knoll Winery. Being the exclusive partner of Portland’s popular Rose Parade, as regards wine, Oak Knoll Winery conducts an annual, label design contest. The inspiration, actualization, anticipation, and gratification for everyone in the process takes on a life of its own, until announced. It’s a lot simpler […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Gadgets and Gifts… Who doesn’t love them, and how about that Host Deluxe Aerator?

One of the most fun parts of this blog is what it now brings to my door. I mean, really, gadgets and gifts… who doesn’t love them? This newest addition to my wine accoutrements is the Host Deluxe Aerator. I’ve got a quick one called the Vinturi Travel, and I love it. It’s got one […]

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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 […]