Category Archives: Beaujolais

Recent Wines (June/July 2018) #theglouthatbindsus

Philippe Alliet is a mercurial vigneron who makes Chinon east of the town, in the back streets of Cravant-les-Côteaux. He is best known for his single vineyard Côteau de Noiré, but Chinon Vieilles Vignes 2008 comes from Cabernet Franc vines over fifty … Continue reading

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Bojo Rising Part 2 – The Tasting

If you read Part 1 of my article on the Westbury Comms/Inter Beaujolais Annual Tasting which took place on Thursday this week you will have gained an overview of what is happening in this once more buzzing region of France. You … Continue reading

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Bojo Rising Part 1 – The Masterclass

Thursday saw the annual trade tasting for Inter Beaujolais, organised to perfection once more by Westbury Comms at The Trampery on Old Street. In my second article (to follow) I plan to provide an overview of the 2016 and 2017 vintages by … Continue reading

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Raw London 2018 Part 1

So Raw has been and gone for another year. Raw Wine seems now to be a real community – a group of artisans who know each other, so the vibe is always friendly and buzzing. If anyone doesn’t know Raw Wine, … Continue reading

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Go Gamay, Go!

It’s Beaujolais time again. Not Beaujolais drinking time (it’s always that), but tasting it. Yesterday, Westbury Communications and Beaujolais Wines UK put on a Tasting at The Trampery on London’s Old Street. There were close to two hundred wines to taste, and … Continue reading

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Recent Wines – December 2016

The sudden realisation that if I don’t write about some recent wines soon, we shall be into the festive flurry, reminded me I do have a few exceptionally tasty wines to tell you about. In clearing the decks, don’t think … Continue reading

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Le Beaujolais Nouveau…Est Arrivé?

Is anyone here old enough to remember, back in the 1980s/90s, when the Beaujolais Nouveau marketing machine got into full swing? For most lovers of half-decent wine it was horrible to behold. The UK, a nation of beer drinkers, was really … Continue reading

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Now We Have Sunshine (Recent Wines)

There’s something about a spell of sunny weather that makes me want to drink more wine. Something to do with long evenings and tables out in the garden. I thought I’d share a few recent bottles that seemed to fit … Continue reading

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Perfect Antidote (To Boring Wines)

Regular readers will have seen the notes on our first two Beaujolais dinners at The Ten Cases and Quality Chop House earlier in the year. The third  and final attempt to look at the (mainly) newer or younger growers alongside … Continue reading

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Beaujolais Just Got Serious

Well, it’s been that way for a while, but having participated in a very exciting Beaujolais dinner a few weeks ago (see post of 17 July) at The 10 Cases, we felt the need to explore some more of the … Continue reading

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