Beaujolais Nouveau Wine

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Beaujolais Nouveau is a style of young, fresh wine produced in the Beaujolais region, adjacent to Burgundy, France. Every year, these are released on the third Thursday of November, with much fanfare that “Les Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé!!!” What began as a local tradition in the 19th century, made popular in Parisian cafés in the 1950s, has become an actual race for worldwide distribution. Every method of transportation imaginable has been used to ensure arrival by midnight of that Thursday (to release any time before is strictly prohibited), and its many fans can open a fresh bottle that very day. This style accounts for nearly half the entire region’s annual output. 

To get technical, this a primeur style of wine, which simply means that it is released between its harvest date and the following spring. It’s not uncommon in other parts of the world, but Beaujolais Nouveau is the most popular and sought after. But isn’t wine supposed to age a bit Read more »

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  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Gamay

    History of the grape: Legend has it that it was brought over by the Romans in the first century BC to the town of Bea...

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  • Thanks for the warm welcome! First question: favourite producers is a muddy question for me. In the world of wine, I feel like a forever-bachelorette always sussing out a new potential love of my life. But just to keep things simple, currently on my top-of-mind recall are:1. Armenia: Keush Methode Traditionelle (I'm strict about my bubbles and t... Read More

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  • Mommessin Beaujolais Nouveau 2016

    Snoothrank:

    As far as Nouveau goes, Mommessin usually makes for heartier fare; the fruit is deeper, less candied and refined - yet totally a product of maceration carbonique - with candy floss, hard (red) candy apple and banana on the nose with that Gamay cherry poking through as well. Very grapey finish - as it should be - with easy drinking, post-harvest ... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Could it be that Beaujolais Nouveau gave it a bad name? We used to have one sip for fun then break out something else. Read More

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  • BLM, I was basically wondering about distance of shots, and I think the stories of solid bullet hunting for turkeys were probably driven by overweening pride in accuracy by the speaker, though if you could find a bird at rest downrange at some distance it seemed to make sense. Talk was of not hitting them center mass, but like when I was using t... Read More

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  • Can you tell us any more about your Burgundy white, Duncan? One of the more ... daily quaffers. Even their Beaujolais Nouveau was reliably good at that late date, after most everyone else was turning out mass sodapop in the face of mushrooming demand. Solid bottlings, with good QPR in those days even for their Grand Crus, but since then they'v... Read More

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  • Same as Duncan's experience, had a Dornfelder that was less than pleasant, here's my tasting note: A tad on the sweet and syrupy side, with bright red cherries and some cotton candy. Medium to light body and medium to short finish. Reminds me a bit of a Nouveau Beaujolais but not as good.Although this may be very appealing to someone else. Read More

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  • Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2015

    Snoothrank:

    Nothing big, nothing fancy...just pure nouveau. Bright fruit, mild tannins with a cut of minerality and acidity. Cherries on the aftertaste that is both surprisingly long (for a beaujolias) and mouthwatering. Drink young - Paul 87 popints Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2015

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    Nothing big, nothing fancy...just pure nouveau. Bright fruit, mild tannins with a cut of minerality and acidity. Cherries on the aftertaste that is both surprisingly long (for a beaujolias) and mouthwatering. Drink young - Paul 87 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • 2015 Bedrock Zinfandel Nouveau Esola Vyd Amador County Was able to source a couple bottles of this wine that was exclusively released to the restaurant biz  It's a Nouveau so no need to wait on it.Pours transparent ruby about 1/2 way between a pale Pinot Noir and a rosé. Nose is cherry lifesaver, red vines and walking into the front door of a fl... Read More

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  • If I had only those options, I'd probably let the human race go to hell. ... Beaujolais because of the Beaujolais nouveau, which quite by accident became a bit of a craze for a while.That nouveau was never supposed to be anything special - it was made to be consumed in the bistros of Lyon for the most part, and quickly. But a couple of British... Read More

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  • achei na minha adega um beaujolais nouveau, ano de 1997, bem conservado, pois no rotulo diz que a validade de um ano, alguém pode me informar sobre isso, se esta bom para consumo?

    Comment by 1074819juliano silva 1074819 juliano silva


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