Posts tagged "Morgon"
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...
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...