Le Beaujolais Nouveau Est Arrivé 2017

Le Beaujolais Nouveau Est Arrivé 2017

The Nouveau wines are released today. I still look forward to this release every year. This year feels a little exciting and there is definitely something a little different about the 2017 vintage, especially from France. The wines this year are a little more austere and this may be a year where it’s worth tucking a bottle away for a year or so. I don’t normally enjoy spending a lot of money on these cheap…

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Dominique Piron – Now in Ontario!

Dominique Piron – Now in Ontario!

Recently I posted my thoughts on the fantastic Beaujolais producer Dominique Piron. I also mentioned that the wines are not available in Canada. It turns out, I was wrong. While I still wish that these bottles were available at the LCBO the people at Lifford (LINK) have brought in a couple of fantastic bottles from the producer. per the comment below, I have been corrected, and reminded that Dominique Piron has been available in BC…

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Nouveau Release 2014

This week on November 20th we will be greeted with 9 offerings from France, Italy and Ontario in their local LCBO.  Nouveau has a certain contradiction about it … the hardest wine snobs will turn their nose up at it… but the budding wineaux has no idea that it even exists. Nouveau is the first wine of the 2014 harvest that was recently completed.  These wines were grapes only six weeks ago.  They are light…

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Nouveau Release 2013

The Third Thursday marks the arrival of Nouveau!  I may be one of the few holdouts but I really look forward to the Nouveau release.  I believe that from a wine snob perspective it’s a great litmus test to the quality of the harvest from the year.  Let’s face it Nouveau will never be compared to a well made Pinot or Chardonnay from anywhere in the world, but it’s a lot of fun to drink….

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Wine Review EXTRA – June 9, 2013 – Pay Chen Show Gamay for Father’s Day

I am the kind of guy that likes to Barbeque year round.  Growing up in Saskatchewan shoveling the yard meant clearing the driveway for the car and clearing a path from the back door to the BBQ.  Needless to say that regardless of the season my Dad is king of the grill.  For Father’s Day I like to focus on wines that will pair well with grilled foods… this year I am focussing on the…

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2012 Nouveau Day – November 15

I still get excited about the third Thursday in November.  Even after getting deeper and deeper into more “serious” wines there is something about Nouveau that I find exciting.  If you’re not familiar with the first wines of the harvest I won’t mince words, Nouveau is basically the Coca-Cola of the wine world… I don’t mean that it’s sweet, but it’s not by any definition of the word classy.  It’s made quickly and doesn’t age. …

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Nouveau Day has Arrived!!! (2011)

Sorry I’m a day late with this …  but HERE is where you can purchase your Kerner Nouveau from Reif http://www.reifwinery.com/wines/Kerner_Nouveau  Something I would highly recommend. This week it’s time to take a departure from my usual picks of great Ontario wines.  The third Thursday in November the wineries release the first vintage of the year.  A lighter fruitier Red that drinks a little easy, is a little sweet (and may leave you with a…

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