Category Archives: Beaujolais

Worth Reading This Week: Has Beaujolais arrived? And more buzz for RdV …

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, with lots of good food, fellowship and wine. Before the big day, I asked what you’d be drinking, and the favorite wine appears to be Pinot Noir, which garnered 18% of the votes, … Continue reading

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From the archives: Beaujolais nouveau est arrivĂ©e!

From the Dave McIntyre’s WineLine archives – Number 2, to be exact, from November 1999, when this was an e-mail newsletter sent to whomever gave me their address, and long before anyone coined the word “blog”: Thursday around noon I’ll … Continue reading

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What’s Ahead in 2011?

What should wine lovers expect in 2011? More debate over direct shipping, and hopefully we’ll get that privilege here in Maryland this year. But will be able to order from out-of-state retailers, or just wineries? And will we be allowed … Continue reading

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Beaujolais – Everything Old is Nouveau Again

Today is the third Thursday of November – which for wine lovers is a day to stay inside and avoid the hype of “Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivee”. But I’ve always loved nouveau, and I wrote about it in November … Continue reading

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Weygandt’s Beaujolais “Primeur” 2009

Wine lovers tend to frown upon Beaujolais Nouveau as a cynical marketing gimmick, but we really should think of it as a fun celebration of the recent harvest. It’s Thanksgiving time, after all, and what is the National Day of … Continue reading

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Red or White for Thanksgiving? BOTH!

Or as I always say, “Open one of everything!” But here’s my take on the food/wine pairing conundrum for this Thanksgiving, in Sunday’s Washington Post special Food section, with wine recommendations paired to featured recipes. Note the commenter who didn’t … Continue reading

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A Tight-Knit Cru – Beaujolais as it Should Be

If you think Beaujolais is just grapey Nouveau or insipid plonk, think again. It’s time to discover the delicious, mineral and food-friendly wines of the Beaujolais crus, the 10 appellations that give added expression to the gamay grape. You can … Continue reading

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