Posts tagged "Beaujolais"
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...
Beaujolais:  Why Earth is Better Than Heaven

Beaujolais: Why Earth is Better Than Heaven

I can’t help but thinking of Burgundy when I drink Cru Beaujolais, and vice versa.  And I can’t help thinking about a conversation with a friend who suggested that Burgundy is always reaching for the stars, for a pinnacle if you will.  While other wines, such as Cru Beaujolais, are so firmly rooted in the...
Jean Foillard 2010 "Cuvée Corcelette" Morgon

Jean Foillard 2010 “Cuvée Corcelette” Morgon

Continuing the current Cru Beaujolais trend I wanted to revisit Jean Foillard’s Morgon Cuvée Corcelette, as I had not yet had a bottle of the 2010, and especially to try and compare it on the heels of the 2010 Morgon Cote du Py which I had recently enjoyed.  The wines are distinct and a bit...
New Wine Discoveries @ Buvette

New Wine Discoveries @ Buvette

I had been recommended to dine at Buvette on Grove Street in the West Village by a good friend.  One look at their sweet website and the deal was sealed.  The place is small, takes no reservations, and is basically French small plates.  Ambiance is banging, and so is the vibe.  Service is French, as...
Real Paella & Foillard Morgon

Real Paella & Foillard Morgon

Normally I reach right for Rioja when I do up a Paella, or at least a Spanish wine.  It kind of seems like sacrilege not to.  But I have been feeling the Cru Beaujolais lately so I went there instead with the Jean Foillard 2010 “Cote du Py” Morgon.  And if stepping outside of a...
Cru Beaujolais Revolution

Cru Beaujolais Revolution

Since one almost always expects a bottle of Burgundy to deliver something magical, one is often let down.  For every time we find that magic there are countless other times that Burgundy comes up short.  It’s all about expectation, and managing it.  That’s why I like Beaujolais, specifically Cru Beaujolais; expectations are easy to manage...
Wine Pairing: On Matching Wine with Wine.

Wine Pairing: On Matching Wine with Wine.

It’s fun to try and put together a few bottles of wine for a dinner or tasting that will go with each other nicely.  It’s kind of like stringing words together to form a Haiku or something.  Sometimes it’s easy; pick a region or a grape variety and go.  But it’s more challenging, and sometimes...
Motley Cru Beaujolais 2009

Motley Cru Beaujolais 2009

Everyone should be drinking some 2009 Cru Beaujolais right now.  Don’t confuse Cru Beaujolais, or even the region of Beaujolais for that matter with Beaujolais Nouveau, the quickly made, cheaply sold, mass market wine from the Beaujolais that is released every fall.  That stuff is a mass marketing gimmick that has dragged the good name...