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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...

 

Legends Old & New in the Beaujolais and Mâconnais Regions of Burgundy

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.

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2018.10.25 in Burgundy, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Exciting Red & White Burgundy from a Nuits-Saint-Georges Superstar

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

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Posted on 2018.08.30 in Burgundy, France, Saturday Sips  |  Read more...

 

Domaine Clusel-Roch Coteaux du Lyonnais – Where Northern Rhône meets Cru Beaujolais

Domaine Clusel-Roch “Galet” (Coteaux du Lyonnais 2015) Special Price: $156/6-pack (~$26/bottle) The link between the vineyards of Beaujolais and the Northern Rhône Valley lie on the slopes of the Monts du Lyonnais at the eastern edge of the Massif Central. While achieving…

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Posted on 2018.04.18 in France, Northern Rhone, 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...

 

Jurassic and Savoie Tasting — Ideal for the Thanksgiving Table

This Saturday, 12-4, we’ll be tasting a selection of wines from several producers in the ancient Jura and Savoie region of France. Importer Charles Neal will be on hand to discuss the wines in detail. Based in…

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Posted on 2016.11.16 in France, French Rarities, 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...

 


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