Wine Offerings: Beaujolais

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...

 

New Arrivals: Rare French

We received a mere four cases each of these two wines (the entire allocation for the state). These are the top cuvées for both winerys and both wines are only made in the best vintages. We’re already down to a…

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Posted on 2015.09.30 in Beaujolais, France, Southern Rhone, Special Selections  |  Read more...

 

Refreshing Reds & A Crisp White for Memorial Day Weekend

~$18 Jean-Paul Brun Blanc (Beaujolais 2013) ~$26 Kevin Descombes (Morgon 2013) ~$26 Noëlla Morantin Mon Cher Gamay (Loire VdF 2013) Aside from the holiday’s ceremonial importance, Memorial Day weekend means one thing to most people – the unofficial start of…

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Posted on 2015.05.20 in Beaujolais, France, Loire, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

In-store Tasting with National Importer Peter Weygandt

Peter has been importing French wines for close to 30 years. He has gained a reputation for the quality of his selections that focus on small production, low yields, natural methods of viticulture, and minimal intervention in the cellar. He…

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Posted on 2015.04.22 in Beaujolais, France, Loire, News & Events  |  Read more...

 


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