Beaujolais Nouveau will be released on Thursday 19th as planned, and no stupid virus is going to stop us tasting it!
Of course the REAL Beaujolais wines are much more interesting – with their unique fermentation method, mouth-watering flavours and extraordinary geographical location. So buy yourself a bottle of Nouveau, plus one of delicious, quality Beaujolais*, and log in so that we can learn all about this fascinating region and its unique wines. For the full experience, pick up an example of its close neighbour Burgundy Pinot Noir as well, so that we can compare and contrast. I will put suggestions in the comments. Half-bottles are often available too, of course.
*The quality Beaujolais are: Brouilly, Côtes de Brouilly, Morgon, Chenas, Juliénas, Fleurie, Régnié, Moulin à Vent, Chiroubles and St Amour.
As we taste we will look at the maps, diagrams and photos that help unlock the secrets of this gastronomically blessed but tragically under-rated wine region. I will also post food-pairing ideas.
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