beaujolais Archive

  • If it’s been a while since you had a glass of Beaujolais, now is the time to rediscover this refreshing red. Beaujolais is what we wine writers call “accessible;” it’s...

    DRINK BEAUJOLAIS TO CELEBRATE CHANGING OF THE SEASON

    If it’s been a while since you had a glass of Beaujolais, now is the time to rediscover this refreshing red. Beaujolais is what we wine writers call “accessible;” it’s...

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  • Fresh, Fragrant Whites Are Perfect For Warm Weather What I like most about spring and summer is the blossoming of aromas and how that signals the awakening of life after...

    RED, WHITE AND SUMMER: WINES FOR WARM WEATHER SIPPING

    Fresh, Fragrant Whites Are Perfect For Warm Weather What I like most about spring and summer is the blossoming of aromas and how that signals the awakening of life after...

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  • Hotter weather means lighter reds means its time to rediscover Beaujolais. In the heat of the summer, a light, refreshing aromatic white hits the spot much better than a big, buttery Chardonnay. There are many good candidates—Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Viognier, and Chenin Blanc. Right now I’m drinking a lot of Pinot Gris (and Pinot Grigio). Pinot Gris. Ironically pink wines are under appreciated in this country while the popularity of blush wines has reinforced the perception that these aren't real wines.  Europeans, on the other hand, have known for a long time the joy of drinking a good pink wine.

In the heat of the summer, a light, refreshing aromatic white hits the spot much better than a big, buttery Chardonnay. There are many good candidates—Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Viognier, and Chenin Blanc. Right now I’m drinking a lot of Pinot Gris (and Pinot Grigio).

    A Red, White and Rose Summer

    Hotter weather means lighter reds means its time to rediscover Beaujolais. In the heat of the summer, a light, refreshing aromatic white hits the spot much better than a big, buttery Chardonnay. There are many good candidates—Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Viognier, and Chenin Blanc. Right now I’m drinking a lot of Pinot Gris (and Pinot Grigio). Pinot Gris. Ironically pink wines are under appreciated in this country while the popularity of blush wines has reinforced the perception that these aren't real wines. Europeans, on the other hand, have known for a long time the joy of drinking a good pink wine. In the heat of the summer, a light, refreshing aromatic white hits the spot much better than a big, buttery Chardonnay. There are many good candidates—Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Viognier, and Chenin Blanc. Right now I’m drinking a lot of Pinot Gris (and Pinot Grigio).

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