Fresh, fruity Beaujolais is an excellent wine for the holidays: not too heavy, not too expensive, and great with food.


It's the most wonderful wine time of the year! This week on the podcast, we're talking about Beaujolais. If you're not already in love with this wine, forget everything you think you know.

Beaujolais, a light-bodied, fruit-forward red wine made from gamay grapes in France, is experiencing an identity (and often quality) revolution among the more affordable bottles. That's primarily true for the get-it-before-it's-gone 2017 Beaujolais Nouveau, one of which we try this week.

Cork 'n' Bottle's Bob Hemauer and host Lindsay Christians taste through two wines this week (look for the words in bold):

  • 2017 Jean-Paul Brun Domaine des Terres Dorees Beaujolais Nouveau
  • 2015 Domaine Marcel Lapierre "Raisins Gaulois" Vin de France

Each of these wines costs $14-$15 retail.

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Since 2008, Lindsay Christians has been writing about fine arts and food for The Capital Times. She loves eating at the bar, going to the theater, fine wine and good stories. She lives on the east side with her husband, two cats and too many cookbooks.