Beaujolais Part Deux

Just after discovering Céline Hirsch’s gorgeous wines, I stumbled upon another new and upcoming domaine in the Beaujolais.  And here I thought I was done working and could enjoy a day off without wine…  Named for the winemaker’s son Victor, it’s a special project from an already-established Organic winery based in Régnié-Durette that is run […]

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Beaujolais Part 1

I’ve wanted to import a good Beaujolais for years, but it was nearly impossible to find one that married high quality to affordability and availability.  Add to that some sort of environmental consciousness, and you can just forget about it.  To say we tasted a ton of samples from the area and rejected most of […]

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Domaine Ruet Beaujolais has arrived!

If you didn’t know, I LOVE good Beaujolais.  And by good, I mean REAL Beaujolais, not that mass-produced crap that some companies make (note, I can’t call them “wineries”, as they’re more factories than actual places to make wine). Producers like Foillard, Lapierre and Metras are the superstars of the region, making gorgeous wines that […]

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Beaucoup Bojo

The Line Up

Last week I participated in a fantastic and immensely-enjoyable tasting of the 2009 Beaujolais currently in the market.  I won’t bore you with detailed descriptions of each wine as I’ll be able to see your eyes roll into the back of your head from here.  Instead, I’ll just give you a quick and hopefully not-so-boring […]

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A New Discovery: Domaine Ruet Beaujolais

  Jean-Paul Ruet shows off some of the blue granite underlying his vineyards I love good Beaujolais. For too long, the region’s been associated with cheap, mass-produced plonk, especially that Nouveau crap. Let’s face it, that’s not real wine. It’s not even edible and, frankly, should be banned by the FDA. But, what do I […]

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