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Some wine lovers are familiar with Beaujolais Nouveau but aren’t aware of other Beaujolais wines or that white or rosé Beaujolais wines exist! Here are the 10 most important facts about this beloved French wine.
What Kind of Wine is Beaujolais?
Beaujolais wine is usually made from Gamay grapes, which are purple grapes primarily grown in the village of Gamay in France’s Burgundy region. However, Beaujolais can also be made with chardonnay grapes.
The most basic classification is Beaujolais AOC, which can be made anywhere in the Beaujolais region of France. Beaujolais Villages wine comes from particular villages in the region's hilly, granite-rich northern area and is often more expressive and of higher quality. Beaujolais Crus is typically the highest-quality kind of Beaujolais wine. Beaujolais Nouveau is a special kind of wine harv
Add the summer sun and you have a recipe for pleasurable moments in times like pool parties, picnics in the park, chillin in the back yard, or just sitting on the front porch watching the world go by. Beat the heat and have some fun in the sun with a dozen of my favorite wines and songs of summer. Enjoy the connection.
Ahh summer! Between the bugs and the heat, it's never been MY favorite season, with one exception: delicious, delicious barbecue! Naturally, beer is a perfect pairing, as well as sangria, margaritas or any lively, fruity cocktail, but did you know there is a plethora of fabulous wines that compliment BBQ dishes as well?
Yes, okay, it's not totally out of the question that it might snow again (this is Buffalo, after all). But, for the most part, the weather is getting warmer and wetter. In short, it's SPRINGTIME!
Springtime brings with it lots of sunshine, showers and fresh new flowers and grass, but it also brings a thirst for lighter reds, aromatic whites and crisp roses. Be sure to stock up on some of our favorites:
Nothing brings a smile to my face faster in the springtime than the rosy hue of aisle 2 as the latest vintage of blush wines begins to trickle into stock. From the pale, almost-orange-y salmon wines from Provence to the vivid, electric pink of the Italian and California bottlings to the deeper magenta of those from Argentina and Spain, every shade on the spectrum is represented, and it follows, naturally, that each brings with it a different and wonderful flavor profile as well.