Beaujolais Day

by admin on November 13, 2017

This Week!
Beaujolais Day Tasting Spectacular!
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Thursday, November 16th, 6-8 pm
Free!

beaujolais mapNot only does the third Thursday of November mean it’s time to start panicking for the holidays, but it’s also Beaujolais Nouveau Day! This year, we’re inviting you to a Beaujolais Tasting Day Spectacular! We’re opening more than just the fresh-pressed juice from Southern Burgundy, we’re also giving y’all an opportunity to taste through all ten of the Beaujolais Crus that make this region a place that oenophiles in the know seek out for some of the wine world’s greatest values. These crus can produce wines that stand toe to toe with some of the Pinots from their neighbors to the north in greater Burgundy, at a fraction the price.

Fun & Fresh: Beaujolais Nouveau
For the uninitiated, Beaujolais Nouveau is wine quick fermented from the grapes that were just picked. It is packaged and shipped out for devotees of Dionysus to celebrate making it through another harvest. The tradition started in Lyon, but soon spread to Paris and eventually the world. It is a fun, juicy wine to be enjoyed right now now with all its vibrant freshness as our first window in to the new vintage in Europe but isn’t supposed to be taken too seriously.

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Stunning & Memorable: Cru Beaujolais
Like all red wines that wear the ‘label’ Beaujolais, Cru Beaujolais is made from Gamay, but shows the more serious side of its personality. These wines are amongst the best values in the wine world as it is selected, fermented, and aged with as much reverence as any Burgundy, but often at a fraction of the price. Each of the ten Crus is named after the village around which it is grown. Each Cru has its own distinct terroir and character out the bottle – from stern and tannic to pretty and flowery, there’s a Beaujolais for everyone!

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It’ll be a night not to be missed with multiple stations set up to taste everything from your 2017 Beaujolais Nouveau to Brouilly to Moulin-a-Vent. Mark your calendars and check back here and the Facebook event for all the details. With over a dozen wines open to taste and special discounts on everything that’s open, we can’t wait to see you and join in a hearty toast of, “Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé!”

Station 1:
2015 Terres Dorres Beaujolais Blanc ($19.99)
2017 Vissoux ‘Origine’ Vieilles Vignes Beaujolais Nouveau ($13.99 net)
2017 Terres Dorres ‘L’Ancien’ Beaujolais Nouveau ($16.99 net)
2016 Stephane Aviron Beaujolais-Villages ($15.99)

Station 2:

2016 Thivin ‘Reveron’ Brouilly ($26.99)
2013 Stephane Aviron Chenas ($20.99)
2015 Cave de Chenas Moulin-a-Vent ($17.99)
2016 Foillard Beaujolais-Villages ($28.99)

Station 3:

2016 Pavillon de Chavannes ‘Cuvée des Ambassades’ Côte de Brouilly ($23.99)
2014 Chapelle de Bois ‘Les Rontay’ Morgon ($23.99)
2014 Domaine de Colette Régnié ($19.99)

Station 4:

2015 Clos de la Roilette Fleurie ($24.99)
2015 Laurent Perrachon Juliénas ($22.99)
2015 Ruet ‘Les Fontenelle’ Chiroubles ($24.99)

All wines tasted are discounted:

10% off by the bottle
15% off 6+ bottles (mix or match)

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