Tag: beaujolais

The last word in festive wines – part one

Our trio of Berry Bros. & Rudd team members – Anne McHale MW, Edwin Dublin and Barbara Drew – have pooled their wisdom to divine the on-trend wines worth entertaining this Christmas, from Champagne, Burgundy and the Loire Anne McHale MW on Burgundy  Beaujolais is making a comeback. As a whole the region is gradually […]

Beaujolais – Belle of the Ball in 2012?

Personally, I think Beaujolais is brilliant. Yet it presents us with a paradox. Having achieved phenomenal worldwide brand recognition in the 70s and 80s with their light, fruity ‘Nouveau’ style, many Beaujolais producers are now trying to disassociate themselves from this style and hence from the very source of their success. Why? Well, human nature […]

End of harvest

The harvest in the Côte d’Or is now pretty much over and the growers are happier than expected. Though the weather forecasts indicated that there would be rain at any moment during the fortnight of the harvest, in fact it stayed dry until some storms passed through on Sunday 11th, by which time virtually everything […]

Rediscovering Beaujolais

For the last several weeks I have been much more in Beaujolais mode than Burgundy, prospecting for suppliers to add to the range to take advantage both of the brilliance of 2009 in the region, and also what I perceive to be a renewed interest in the region from trade, press and consumers alike. Thank […]