The Best of Beaujolais Wine Tasting this Friday, June 17th from 2-7 p.m. featuring some incredible wines from one of the most misunderstood wine regions in all of France! To most people, Beaujolais means Beaujolais Nouveau, the often thin and fruity stuff in a brightly labelled bottle that is always around at Thanksgiving. Please, please, please stop thinking this! There is a whole other world of Beaujolais that exists, one where the wines are bolder, more expressive, more “serious,” and ultimately more fulfilling — join us this Friday to experience that world firsthand. For the record, we love Beaujolais Nouveau! We just love the Beaujolais’ we’re pouring on Friday even more. Stop by, taste, learn and save big on all of the tasting wines this Friday!
All of the featured tasting wines are on sale the day of the tasting: take 10% off if you mix any 3, 15% off if you mix any 6, or 20% off if you mix any 12.
1. 2014 Jean-Paul Brun “Terres Dorees” Beaujolais Blanc (Beaujolais, France) – This is your chance to try our new Wine of the Week and the best Chardonnay and White Burgundy value on the planet. Grower and producer Jean-Paul Brun is one of our favorites in the region — he farms organically and he’s not afraid to take chances. Whereas most Beaujolais Blanc is thin and sour, his is rich and beautifully textured with gorgeous notes of golden apple, lemon cream, spice and white florals. “Behaving” a lot like a great Pouilly-Fuisse or St. Veran, but costing substantially less, it is one of the best White Burgundy deals out there.
2. 2014 Vignerons de Buxy Buissonnier (Burgundy, France) – We know this one isn’t from Beaujolais, but close enough! It hails from the new Coteaux Bourguignons appellation that covers all of Burgundy, including Beaujolais, and allows producers to blend Burgundy’s beloved Pinot Noir with Beaujolais’ native Gamay. This one blends 70% Pinot Noir with 30% Gamay to create a fresh, juicy, and lively red wine that is ideal for warm weather drinking. Put a little chill on it and enjoy!
3. 2014 Jean-Paul Brun “Terres Dorees” Beaujolais L’Ancien (Beaujolais, France) – Jean-Paul Brun’s Beaujolais L’Ancien is a great introduction to super high quality, small grower/producer red Beaujolais. Composed entirely of Gamay from old vineyards (50+ years old to be exact), the grapes are destemmed and then fermented with native yeasts in older French oak barrels. The resulting wine is gorgeous, with notes of freshly ripened red berries, smoky mineral, and pungent herb oil.