The Women of Beaujolais

The Women of Beaujolais

Mee Godard, Anne Sophie Dubois, Camille Lapierre: many of the top names in Beaujolais today are women. That wasn’t true even twenty years ago in Beaujolais, and it isn’t true today in many regions. 
Flatiron Wines Staff
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(Beaujolais) Nouveau 2020 is here!

(Beaujolais) Nouveau 2020 is here!

Beaujolais Nouveau was the first wine of its type to achieve international fame. And it's not just marketing: Beaujolais wines tend be so festive, so tasty, so gluggable, there almost couldn't be a better wine to celebrate a harvest.
Joshua Cohen
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A Guide to the 10 Crus of Beaujolais

A Guide to the 10 Crus of Beaujolais

This Guide to the 10 Crus of Beaujolais is just a quick introduction and round-up. Throughout this post, we've linked to our more detailed blog posts on each Cru. But for now we hope this helps you on your exploration through the wonderful world of the 10 Crus of Beaujolais.
Jeff Patten
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Instagram Live Wine Tasting - Domaine Des Billard

Instagram Live Wine Tasting - Domaine Des Billard

We're hosting Marc Hoffman of Domaine des Billards for a very special LIVE Beaujolais tasting!! You can participate by following us on our Instagram, @flatironwines, and tuning in on Friday at 8pm ET / 5pm PT. 
Maggie Scudder
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The Future of Beaujolais Wine

The Future of Beaujolais Wine

No wine region is more exciting right now than Beaujolais. 

Check out this list of the top 5 trends in Beaujolais, now!

Joshua Cohen
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Beaujolais and the Rise of Natural Wines

Beaujolais and the Rise of Natural Wines

20 years ago, “natural wine” was the freaky stuff drunk after-hours in Williamsburg and the East Village. Today, collectors around the world chase bottles of natural wine as passionately as DRC – and pay top dollar for some of them.

Where did natural wine come from, and how did it spread so far and so fast? 
In a word: Beaujolais! 

Joshua Cohen
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What is the difference between Beaujolais, Beaujolais Village, and the Beaujolais Crus?

What is the difference between Beaujolais, Beaujolais Village, and the Beaujolais Crus?

The Beaujolais wine region is not small, but it isn’t too complicated either, and it’s definitely easier to understand than many French regions like Burgundy or the Rhône. The first thing to understand is that the wines of Beaujolais are divided into three in three Classifications: Beaujolais, Beaujolais Villages, and Beaujolais Crus. 

Joshua Cohen
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An Introduction to the Wines of Beaujolais: Why Everyone Should Love Beaujolais!

An Introduction to the Wines of Beaujolais: Why Everyone Should Love Beaujolais!

Beaujolais has been one of our favorites since we opened Flatiron. There’s probably no region that we, the Flatiron staff, drink more regularly.  This blog shares all the reasons we love Beaujolais wine and why you should too!
Maggie Scudder
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Cru Beaujolais: Focus on Régnié

Cru Beaujolais: Focus on Régnié

Well, we've done all the big and famous Crus, but the little ones are still worth talking about. And drinking! We’ll start today with the gem, Régnié.
Jeff Patten
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The Story of the Chick'n Shack sandwich and the Three Cru Beaujolais

Beaujolais is perhaps the most versatile wine to accompany almost all foods. Probably not good with a caramel stout brownie sundae float, but I have not tried it. However, in Lyon, a town that celebrates food, Beaujolais is served with virtually everything. A salad with warm chicken livers in a mustard vinaigrette? Check. A spinach salad with lardons and warm vinaigrette made with the bacon fat. Cool bottle of Beaujolais--yes! Salmon? Very nice with Fleurie. A roast chicken and Regnie? Yes please. Steak and fries: Morgon. Blood sausage and Chiroubles? Why not.
Maggie Scudder
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Cru Beaujolais: Focus on St. Amour and Chenas

Cru Beaujolais: Focus on St. Amour and Chenas

Today we'll finish up with the two remaining crus, St. Amour and Chenas.

It is tempting to assume that, because I am covering them last, I hold St. Amour and Chenas in least regard among the 10 Crus. This is far from the case.

It is true that, when you browse our selection of Cru Beaujolais (we have over 60 right now!), you do not encounter very many examples of either Cru. In fact, I see that we presently have exactly one bottling of each.

But both those bottlings are dear to my heart. I drink them frequently. I cellar them. I love them.

Jeff Patten
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Cru Beaujolais: Focus on Chiroubles

Cru Beaujolais: Focus on Chiroubles

Regnie and Chiroubles have a couple of things in common. They both border Morgon, but, unlike their famous neighbor, they are considered among the lightest and most forward-drinking of the 10 Crus.
Jeff Patten
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