the sun has got his hat on – my last week in Beaujolais…


Côte de Brouilly 26 February 2021My Beaujolais visits are in the bag – and today, is my first visit to Beaune since 11 December – report writing and a large tasting. Not to mention airing the apartment and checking that the heat still works and no problems with the pipes!

My three weeks of Beaujolais visits started with snow and minus temperatures – midway through it plumbed the lowest temperature of the winter at home, minus 14°C, it was also as low as minus 9°C in the Beaujolais hills. Jump forward to last week, and the mercury was nudging 20° – like in each of the last 3 years in February – shorts and sunglasses weather for those out pruning. Because of this ‘heat,’ I bought less wine!

??? you ask. Well, I can’t keep it in a hot car all week – some of it had hardly a gram of sulfur…

I should say that I’ve bought quite a lot of 2019 Beaujolais – those cuvées which weren’t already sold out. I’m a very big fan of this vintage – which you will see when my report is published at the end of March…

Now – around here somewhere must also be some anecdotes of wines tasted at home in the last couple of weeks – let me have a look around and come back to you on that…

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

There is one response to “the sun has got his hat on – my last week in Beaujolais…”

  1. BurgFisher2nd March 2021 at 12:37 amPermalinkReply

    I wish you would post more frequently on YouTube.

    • billn2nd March 2021 at 10:13 pmPermalinkReply

      Hi Fred,
      Apart from having to learn a new skill, I have a creeping feeling that most people on youtube, first & foremost, do so because they like seeing themselves on youtube, rather than for the wish to disseminate knowledge.
      Call me an old cynic on that 😉 But it’s something that I’d hope to avoid – the personal promotion that is, not the cynic part!

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