Wines of Burgundy's Beaujolais Wine Region: Quality You Might Not Expect

This is Part One of a Two Part Series on Beaujolais Beaujolais is one of the most misunderstood wines in all of France. Most people know Beaujolais Nouveau as the “grape drink” masquerading as wine that is released every November to much fanfare. There is another side as well. Beaujolais can be a complex wine capable of improving in a cellar and even the best producers can be purchased for reasonable pricing. Beaujolais is a wine that every wine lover should get to know.

Beaujolais, France - Wine Vintage Chart

Beaujolais, France 2010 88 D 2009 97 D/H 2008 88 D/H 2007 84 D 2006 88 D 2005 89 D/H 2004 88 D 2003 83 D 2002 92 D 2001 89 D 2000 88 D 1999 91 D 1998 89 D 1997 85 D 1996 90 D 1995 87 D Vintage Charts should be used for a generalized guide in lieu of specific knowledge about a bottle or producer...

Beaujolais, Georges Duboeuf and the Evolution of Nouveau: Rudolph Chelminski Discusses His New Book

Each year at 12:01 AM on the third Thursday of November, millions of bottles of Beaujolais Nouveau begin a journey from a little French village to locales across the globe. Wine stores and cafes enthusiastically greet these shipments with signs and banners proclaiming "Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé!" "The New Beaujolais has arrived!". With this begins the annual celebration of the arrival of the French wine Beaujolais Nouveau, a celebration steeped in tradition, frivolity, grandeur, legend, and of course, fabulous wine.

Georges Duboeuf's Views of the 2005 Vintage

Exceeding Our Expectations Thank heavens, the harvest has begun in exceptional conditions. Over 40,000 people from the farthest corners of France have arrived in Beaujolais for the occasion, and by the end of the week the 22,000 hectares (54,362 acres) of my Beaujolais vines will have yielded their...

Georges Duboeuf's Views of the 2004 Vintage

2004 Beaujolais Harvest Begins Under Sunny Skies “The quality of the wine is born on the vine” The 2004 harvest in Beaujolais began on the 11th of September. Taking into account the aspect and altitude of some of the parcels, the harvest will probably last until around the 3rd of October. Because...