Monthly Archives: November 2012

Chalonnais and Mercurey

The Southern Burgundy region of France is basically three districts; Beaujolais, Maconnais and Chalonnais.  I just discussed Beaujolais, and now I will give a brief chat about the Chalonnais.  This is probably the least known area of the whole Burgundy … Continue reading

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The Grand Crus of Beaujolais

There are nine villages in the northern part of Beaujolais that have the Grand Cru designation and they are worth remembering, as they normally do not list Beaujolais on the label.  These nine villages account for about a third of … Continue reading

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Beaujolais and Beaujolais-Villages

I guess that I am still in a Thanksgiving mind-set and I did not try any Beaujolais Nouveau wines this year.  I will talk about some of the wines from this district.  It is probably one of the most recognized … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving, A Second Day

My Bride made so much food for Thanksgiving and even with giving away food as people left, we still had so much, that she invited everyone back for dinner Saturday evening as well.   With all the family and the out-of-towners … Continue reading

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“Contains Sulfites”

This ominous warning on wine labels has been brought to my attention by people over the years as something to avoid.  They claim that they get headaches from wine and sulfites are the reason.  When pressed they have no reason … Continue reading

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Tannin

I recently received a message from one of my readers asking me, “What is tannin.”  In spite of the classic Lucille Ball episode where she is crushing grapes in her bare feet, this does not really occur.  They have far … Continue reading

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A Thanksgiving Feast that Bacchus Would Have Enjoyed

Well the dust is settled from another Thanksgiving meal, and it was a true pleasure to watch my Bride as a whirling dervish overseeing all aspects of the meal.  I had acquired a bug two days ago and with medications … Continue reading

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