Tag: beaujolais

The future’s bright in Beaujolais

Fresh from a trip to Beaujolais – charmed by the people, place and wines, Gemma Duncan reports on the excitement the region offers – particularly when it comes to a more natural approach

Five reds that fall on the right side of “light”

With summer’s arrival, we look for fresher styles of red – but “light” needn’t mean simple or boring: here Wine Advisor Paul Keating suggests five lighter reds that offer serious pleasure When I was first considering this piece, the word “quaffable” popped up once too often. Forgive me if I come across as something of […]

The pure pleasure of Beaujolais

For our Buyer Will Heslop, there are few regions that offer as much enjoyment, interest and affordability as Beaujolais; here, he explains why In a recent blog piece, my learned colleague Simon Field MW wrote that Pinot d’Aunis is “far more interesting than Gamay”. Not only is Simon a Master of Wine and a brilliant […]

Gamay: Burgundy’s other red grape

Martin Hudson MW expounds upon Gamay, the grape behind Beaujolais. Sometimes seen as a Burgundian outcast, this fruity varietal may be known for its confected Nouveau incarnation, but has a much more serious side. Gamay is a relative newcomer to the world of wine, emerging as a result of a natural crossing between Pinot Noir […]