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.
Cru Beaujolais: Focus on Régnié
Old School Bordeaux, Ready to Drink Now
Ready-to-drink, Biodynamic, Old-school Bordeaux for a Song
Maison Blanche is one of our favorite biodynamic addresses in Bordeaux. It’s also one of our favorite old-school Bordeaux, in a way: at MB they pursue finesse over power and flash, a throwback to the days before flying winemakers and the 100-point rating scale.
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VIDEO: Breaking Down the Last 10 Bordeaux Vintages
For some time now, we've had a goal of shooting videos to educate and entertain wine enthusiasts near and far. Though we are now out of January, the month when all resolutions typically begin and end, we found a way to persevere and are proud to share our inaugural effort with you today!
As it turns out, even amongst our multi-talented staff there was no one who happened to moonlight as a professional cinematographer...so apologies if our first release is less than Oscar worthy. It can only get better from here, right?
So, without further ado, please press play (if the video hasn't started already)!
-Your Friends at Flatiron Wines
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Decanting Red Burgundy
Decanting red Burgundy is a hot button topic.
People get really worked up about it. Some dogmatically prohibit this practice - ever. The most important thing is to put the glasses and the decanter on the table first - then taste the wine. Do you pour it into glasses and start drinking it right away? Pour it into glasses and wait? Decant? Only by tasting the wine are you ever going to find out.