Thanks to Georges Duboeuf


Adrien & Georges Dubeouf with Guy Marion, 2017
February 2017, with Adrien & Georges Duboeuf, plus oenelogue Guy Marion who had worked together with Georges since 1976…

Yesterday we said goodbye to ‘Mister Beaujolais;‘ Georges Duboeuf was 87 years old.

I only tasted once with Georges, above, but he was generous with his time if already frailer than all the photos of him that I’d seen – that was almost 3 years ago.

Georges was one of the principal drivers of the explosive growth of Beaujolais Nouveau in the 1970s. But behind that, he was able to create an empire of all the sorts of Beaujolais; make any blind tasting and you would be shocked by how often wines from his Hameau du Vin would be numbered amongst the best.

Today is not a day to critique his efforts, only to remember a man that probably sold more Beaujolais than any other who has existed. My thoughts go to his son, Franck, and all the rest of his family.

Agree? Disagree? Anything you'd like to add?

There is one response to “Thanks to Georges Duboeuf”

  1. RIP Georges Duboeuf. Those cartons of six different wines with their lovely floral designs. He introduced me and many, many others to Beaujolais.

Burgundy Report

Translate »

You are using an outdated browser. Please update your browser to view this website correctly:;