Gamay
Is Cru Beujolais the World's Most Verstile Wine?

Is Cru Beujolais the World’s Most Verstile Wine?

I have a deep and profound, yet giddy love of Cru Beaujolais and I reckon I am not alone in this world with this feeling I am sure.  I recently sat down with an old friend and Beaujolais lover and some Beaujolais newbies to taste through several Crus and check in on what makes Cru...
Clos de la Roilette - Griffe du Marquis:  The Black Unicorn

Clos de la Roilette – Griffe du Marquis: The Black Unicorn

In the small pantheon of great Cru Beaujolis producers, Clos de la Roilette is certainly one of the finest.  And while their Cuvée Tardive certainly garners it’s fair share of well deserved attention, it’s rarer Griffe du Marquis is a gem.  The famed label featuring the horse head maybe easy to distinguish, but perhaps they...
Vignes du Maynes & the Oldest Organic Vineyard in the World?

Vignes du Maynes & the Oldest Organic Vineyard in the World?

Vignes du Maynes proudly bears a crest at the top of the bottle with the year 910 AD.  There is also speculation that the enclosed vineyards (16 acres) have never been treated with chemicals since the beginning.  If so, this may make Vignes du Maynes the oldest organic vineyard in the world? Whether this is...
Domaine St. Nicolas Gamay @ Diner

Domaine St. Nicolas Gamay @ Diner

It’s nearly Spring and Gamay has sprung.  At my local haunt Diner they are serving Domaine St. Nicolas Fiefs Vendéens 2010 “Gammes en May” Gamay by the glass.  It comes in a clear bottle (different), and the color is a nice rich purple with stoney red and purple fruits, and it goes down a treat. ...