Wine Offerings: Beaujolais

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 Beaujolais, France, Saturday Sips  |  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 Beaujolais, France, Saturday Sips  |  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 Beaujolais, Burgundy, France, Saturday Sips  |  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 Beaujolais, Burgundy, France, Saturday Sips  |  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 Beaujolais, Burgundy, France, Saturday Sips  |  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 Beaujolais, France, Saturday Sips  |  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 Beaujolais, France, French Rarities, Saturday Sips  |  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 Beaujolais, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

The Quenching Beauty of Domaine Chignard Cru Beaujolais

Domaine Chignard “Les Moriers” (Fleurie 2015) Red Special Price: $132/6-pack ($22/bottle) The beauty of quality Cru Beaujolais has always resided somewhere in the first few sips from a freshly poured glass, when with rosy cheeks and twinkling eyes one recognizes…

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Posted on 2016.11.02 in Beaujolais, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Old Vine Gamay from a Rising Star in Beaujolais

Charly Thévenet “Grain & Granit” (Régnié, 2014) $156/6-pack (~$26/bottle) Young Charly Thévenet cut his teeth working at his family’s small, 12 acre estate in the Beaujolais Cru of Morgon. While many winemakers get their start by studying beneath their parents, Charly had…

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Posted on 2016.09.28 in Beaujolais, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 


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