Result list for “Beaujolais Nouveau” (72 entries)

2. Beaujolais – it’s not just one problem

By billn on July 18, 2016 #br extra!#pages

The market for Beaujolais is moribund. The great regions are known by their great wines – unfortunately today it’s the reverse for Beaujolais – people think instinctively of Nouveau – and really that’s the crux of the problem. There is a grand culture of vines here in the Beaujolais but… Read More

beaujolais plastique…

By billn on August 13, 2008 #the market

“This year, Boisset Family Estates is the first winery ever to announce that all Beaujolais Nouveau wines imported to North America will be packaged exclusively in lightweight PET plastic bottles,” Here. Comments to follow… Maybe my title sounds a tad negative, but given that I see this in a… Read More

beaujolais: you should buy

By billn on January 22, 2007 #degustation

Frankly I drink almost no Beaujolais – two months ago there was that glass of ‘nouveau’, okay, half a glass – well, almost half a glass… Putting aside the quality of the ‘nouveau’, it’s not for a lack of available quality that I don’t buy ‘Cru Beaujolais’, rather (for… Read More

Beaujolais’ Niveau

By billn on March 22, 2006 #pages

Now when was it that Beaujolais started to become unfashionable? In the 1980’s it was still high on a wine buyer’s list of priorities; typically pigeon-holed as ‘light and fruity’ but, without doubt, still ‘worthy’. Then came the ‘marketing coup’ that was Beaujolais Nouveau. Sales went through the roof and,… Read More

Le Grappin – 2020

By billn on January 17, 2022

Tasted with Andrew Nielsen in Beaune, 27 October, 2021. Le Grappin 12 Rue Oudot 21200 Beaune More reports with Le Grappin Andrew on 2020: “2020 was a sunny vintage. The wines we’re tasting are organic and we tried to emphasise the freshness of the wines in any way that… Read More

all quiet on the western front(?)

By billn on November 03, 2021 #travels in burgundy 2021

It might appear that not much has happened around here for the last week – but – I’ve been extra-busy but unfortunately not everything was wine-related. Last Thursday was a very early start, driving to the UK for a family funeral, returning, equally early on Sunday. A result of over… Read More

2018 Beaune – a large blind tasting

By billn on May 04, 2021

Tasted in Beaune, 02 March 2021 I find it’s too easy to let the worst of a particular vintage colour your impressions of a vintage as a whole – call it a lasting caricature of a vintage. Because I usually finish my tour of the new wines of the Côte… Read More

Raphaël Chopin – 2019

By billn on March 30, 2021

Tasted in Lantignié with Raphaël Chopin, 03 February 2021. Raphaël Chopin La Savoye 69430 Lantignié Tel: +33 6 22 08 59 09 More reports for Domaine Raphaël Chopin Raphäel on 2019: “It was a little difficult in the vines – I had some frost in my white – it… Read More

weekend wines, week 13 2021

By billn on March 29, 2021 #degustation

2010 Famille Barbet, St.Amour Clos des Billards A reserve caveau label – usually the best of wines – let’s see… The colour is modest and showing some age but there’s no browning. All the time that it’s open, this is a timid nose, that’s not to… Read More

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