Tag: Beaujolais

A just picked bunch of gamay grapes

Beaujolais genius Georges Dubœuf dies at 86

The greatest of them all in Beaujolais, Georges Dubœuf, has passed away. Beaujolais has lost a great promotor. Of course, his wines will continue to thrive through his son Franck. Georges Duboeuf was born into

Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé

Beaujolais is back in fashion | Britt on Forbes

Beaujolais has had a few hard years but it is now back in fashion. Today, the third Thursday of November, is the release of the new vintage of Beaujolais Nouveau. Now representing approximately 30 %

New ideas in Beaujolais: villages on the label

The Beaujolais producers are keen to prove that they do not only make Beaujolais Nouveau wines. One way to do this, they believe, is to give consumers a more accurate geographical indication on the labels.

Have you seen the “Beaujolais Premier Cru”?

Yes, maybe we will have Beaujolais Premier Cru in less than ten years. Beaujolais continues its struggle to improve its image and to play in the higher leagues. Four years ago it began to analyse

Problems in Beaujolais

As many as a quarter of all Beaujolais growers (ie 500 growers) will possibly go bankrupt before the year is over. So great is the crisis in the region, according to La Vigne. The harvest

Quick facts on Beaujolais

An introduction to Beaujolais in Burgundy Beaujolais is the southernmost, and biggest, wine region in Burgundy. Here are some quick facts on the district: 22,000 hectares 843,000 hectolitres of wine, of which 266,000 hl is

Red wine turns iron into a superconductor

Japanese scientists have discovered that red wine can turn certain iron compounds into superconductors, according to PopSci.com. A superconductor can transport electricity without any significant electrical resistance which for instance means that it can be

Understanding Beaujolais

The grape gamay needs to be promoted. That is the opinion of Inter Beaujolais, which, according to www.thedrinksbusiness.com, now encourages the producers to mention the name of the grape on the back label. Gamay is

Fermenting grapes with a fork in the cap

Champagne in Beaujolais? Are the Champenois crazy?

We all know that Champagne is protecting its name with an almost fanatical intensity. God help the non-champagne-producer who puts the name of Champagne on the label. We read in the French wine magazine La

Domaine des Terres Dorées, Beaujolais

One of our favourites in Beaujolais is Domaine des Terres Dorées. The owner and wine maker is Jean-Paul Brun and he has worked hard to make his wines some of the best in the region.

Very, very old vines

Many wine producers make a cuvee ‘vieilles vignes’ (old viners). Old vine wines are often considered to have superior quality – lower yields producing more concentrated wines. Jean-Armand Bloc, who is not really a vigneron

Dramatic cuts in production in Beaujolais

Many wine producers have hard times. For many in Beaujolais it is not only hard but very tough. There is too much Beaujolais wine made and too little of it bought and drunk. According to

Domaine du Vissoux, Beaujolais | BKWine Pick

Preconceived ideas are not uncommon when people talk about Beaujolais. Those who automatically think of beaujolais as a ‘petit vin’ they should try Pierre-Marie Chermette’s wines from Domaine du Vissoux. Pierre-Marie has 30 ha, 10

Red sparkling Beaujolais?

Perhaps it will be the saviour for the hard hit wine growers in Beaujolais who today have difficulties selling their wines? Sicarex in Beaujolais has has produced an experimental version of a red sparkling wine

Beaujolais Villages trials mechanical harvesting

The traditional harvest is by hand in Beaujolais but since 2004 it has been allowed to harvest by machine in AOC Beaujolais. This year a new experiment is launched to also use mechanical harvest for

Problems in Beaujolais

As many as a quarter of all Beaujolais growers (ie 500 growers) will possibly go bankrupt before the year is over. So great is the

Quick facts on Beaujolais

An introduction to Beaujolais in Burgundy Beaujolais is the southernmost, and biggest, wine region in Burgundy. Here are some quick facts on the district: 22,000

Red wine turns iron into a superconductor

Japanese scientists have discovered that red wine can turn certain iron compounds into superconductors, according to PopSci.com. A superconductor can transport electricity without any significant

Understanding Beaujolais

The grape gamay needs to be promoted. That is the opinion of Inter Beaujolais, which, according to www.thedrinksbusiness.com, now encourages the producers to mention the

Very, very old vines

Many wine producers make a cuvee ‘vieilles vignes’ (old viners). Old vine wines are often considered to have superior quality – lower yields producing more

Domaine du Vissoux, Beaujolais | BKWine Pick

Preconceived ideas are not uncommon when people talk about Beaujolais. Those who automatically think of beaujolais as a ‘petit vin’ they should try Pierre-Marie Chermette’s

Red sparkling Beaujolais?

Perhaps it will be the saviour for the hard hit wine growers in Beaujolais who today have difficulties selling their wines? Sicarex in Beaujolais has