Wine Offerings: Beaujolais

Summer-Aid: Explore 2018 Beaujolais with Two New Wine-Aid Packages (All Included and Delivered)

In a marriage of grapes and ground that the French regard as mystical, it’s in the sandy clay soils over granite of Beaujolais that the Gamay grape finds its truest expression, in the right hands producing red wines that are fresh,…

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Posted on 2020.06.23 in France, Beaujolais, Wine-Aid Packages  |  Read more...

 

$270 “A Dozen Rosés” Wine-Aid Package — Crisp, Cool Climate Rosé + A Rosé Sparkler (All Included and Delivered)

“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” — Rainer Maria Rilke Whether you’re social-distancing with friends on the patio, grilling in the backyard, or just relaxing on a cozy chair with a…

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Posted on 2020.06.08 in France, Beaujolais, Spain DO, Burgundy, Wine-Aid Packages, Loire, Cava, South West  |  Read more...

 

Clos de Mez — Cru Beaujolais of Consequence

Vines have been in Marie-Élodie Zighera Confuron’s maternal family for four generations but she is the first of the family to produce and bottle the wines under her own name. Living in Paris as a teenager, she would travel to…

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Posted on 2020.02.27 in France, Saturday Sips Wines, Beaujolais  |  Read more...

 

Turkey Day Beaujolais

As always, our first rule for selecting Thanksgiving wine is not to freak out searching for a flawless pairing. The typical feast is far too diverse with textures, flavors, and aromas. There is no reason to kill yourself striving for…

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Posted on 2019.11.21 in France, Saturday Sips Wines, Beaujolais  |  Read more...

 

2016 Gamay-Based Wines of Thibault Liger-Belair – Influential Nuits-Saint-Georges Producer Making Waves in Beaujolais and Beyond

Cousin to Vicomte Liger-Belair of La Romanée fame, in 2001 Thibault Liger-Belair took over storied family property in Nuits-Saint-Georges, reclaiming vineyards which had been contracted out to various sharecroppers and creating a new domaine under his own name….

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Posted on 2019.06.27 in France, Saturday Sips Wines, Beaujolais, Burgundy  |  Read more...

 

Fresh, Easy-Drinking Cru Beaujolais from Juliénas & White Mâconnais

These weeks leading into the holidays have us thinking about the affordable and refreshing wines that work so well with the great variety and abundance of food on the table during gatherings of friends and family. This Saturday we are…

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Posted on 2018.11.15 in France, Saturday Sips Wines, Beaujolais, Burgundy  |  Read more...

 

Thibault Liger-Belair – Influential Nuits-Saint-Georges Producer Making Waves in Beaujolais

Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair “Les Jeunes Pousses” (Beaujolais-Villages 2015) Special 6-pack price: $146 (~$24/bottle) Cousin to Vicomte Liger-Belair of La Romanée fame, in 2001 Thibault Liger-Belair took over storied family property in Nuits-Saint-Georges, reclaiming vineyards which had been contracted out to various share…

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Posted on 2018.01.06 in France, Saturday Sips Wines, Beaujolais, Burgundy  |  Read more...

 

Beaujolais – The Perfect Thanksgiving Wine?

Our first rule for selecting Thanksgiving wine is not to freak out. The meal is far too diverse with textures, flavors and aromas to labor over perfect pairings. The wines should be light, refreshing and energetic, with moderate alcohol, lots…

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Posted on 2017.11.21 in France, Saturday Sips Wines, Beaujolais  |  Read more...

 

Cru Beaujolais vs. Cru Savoie Cage-Match

Even though they are only separated by about 50 miles in eastern France, the production zones of Beaujolais and Savoie are quite different. The sandy clay soils over granite of Beaujolais allow the Gamay grape to find its truest expression,…

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Posted on 2017.09.27 in France, Saturday Sips Wines, Beaujolais, French Rarities  |  Read more...

 

Seriously Drinkable Cru Beaujolais

We’re taking a couple weeks off from our epic 2014 Bordeaux tasting adventures to feature a few wines appropriate for patios and 4th of July parties. In a marriage of grapes and ground that the French regard as mystical, it’s…

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Posted on 2017.06.21 in France, Saturday Sips Wines, Beaujolais  |  Read more...

 


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