EP 252 Will the REAL Beaujolais Please Stand Up

Gary Vaynerchuk tastes some Beaujolais wine and these aren’t your Grand Pappies Beaujolais either.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2005 Chateau Thivin Cote De BrouillyCru Beaujolais
2005 Domaine Diochon Moulin A Vent Vielles VignesCru Beaujolais
2005 Clos De La Roilette FleurieCru Beaujolais

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Allan

Love your passion G!

Great wine, Great show!

Qotd: I’m lovin’ it!

Changing the wine world!

😛

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  • damon aka unknownwine

    I like the Beuaj. I’ve only had good cru beauj on occasion simply cause its not widely available. I’ll check my local guys toay though…haven’t checked in a while.

  • damon aka unknownwine

    I like the Beuaj. I’ve only had good cru beauj on occasion simply cause its not widely available. I’ll check my local guys toay though…haven’t checked in a while.

  • mcj

    QOTD: No, I rather like them.

  • mcj

    QOTD: No, I rather like them.

  • http://www.bikemrown.com/ msb2ncsu

    Catching up after a week in Puerto Rico…

    QOTD: Eh, to an extent. I mean we have Beaujolais a couple times a year (Turkey Day and so forth) but I guess I don’t consider it a serious wine, even though I’ve enjoyed it. I think it gets lumped in there with Rosé as a wine that so many people have considered a guilty pleasure.

    I will definitely look into a case of Beaujolais. We have been wanting something a little lighter when we are tired and don’t think our palates can take a beating. Seems like a good lazy Saturday wine.

  • http://www.bikemrown.com msb2ncsu

    Catching up after a week in Puerto Rico…

    QOTD: Eh, to an extent. I mean we have Beaujolais a couple times a year (Turkey Day and so forth) but I guess I don’t consider it a serious wine, even though I’ve enjoyed it. I think it gets lumped in there with Rosé as a wine that so many people have considered a guilty pleasure.

    I will definitely look into a case of Beaujolais. We have been wanting something a little lighter when we are tired and don’t think our palates can take a beating. Seems like a good lazy Saturday wine.

  • JayZee

    Excellent episode on Beaujolais! QOTD: Oh, I am definitely prejudiced on Beaujolais. I love it! That is, the Crus. Give me a nice Fleurie, Brouilly, Moulin-a-Vent, Cheroubles, Julien, any time. As you said, these wines can age, they are a tremendous QPR, and they are wonderful in the summer as a “lighter” red wine. Furthermore, I will disagree with you, Gary. I’ve had some Moulin-a-Vents that went perfectly well with steak and potatoes. They can be pretty big wines.

  • JayZee

    Excellent episode on Beaujolais! QOTD: Oh, I am definitely prejudiced on Beaujolais. I love it! That is, the Crus. Give me a nice Fleurie, Brouilly, Moulin-a-Vent, Cheroubles, Julien, any time. As you said, these wines can age, they are a tremendous QPR, and they are wonderful in the summer as a “lighter” red wine. Furthermore, I will disagree with you, Gary. I’ve had some Moulin-a-Vents that went perfectly well with steak and potatoes. They can be pretty big wines.

  • http://erdelynet.com/ Mike Erdely

    Catching up after 10 nights in Hawaii! :)

    QOTD: Before having tried Beaujolais, I had some unjustified prejudice. I just assumed that I wouldn’t like it. But after trying a bottle, I really like it. Not as much as Chianti or Zinfandel. But I like it.

    BTW: Hawaii was great.

  • http://erdelynet.com/ Mike Erdely

    Catching up after 10 nights in Hawaii! :)

    QOTD: Before having tried Beaujolais, I had some unjustified prejudice. I just assumed that I wouldn’t like it. But after trying a bottle, I really like it. Not as much as Chianti or Zinfandel. But I like it.

    BTW: Hawaii was great.

  • Ferrigno

    Ok Gary you just made my beaujolais cru love stage come back!! After this episode I picked up the Morgon WL carries, Desvignes it’s called, so I drank it last night and boy o’boy what a delightful nose, strawberry candy in it’s prime! Seriously that kind of nose can keep me watching movies and smelling it forever :)

  • Ferrigno

    Ok Gary you just made my beaujolais cru love stage come back!! After this episode I picked up the Morgon WL carries, Desvignes it’s called, so I drank it last night and boy o’boy what a delightful nose, strawberry candy in it’s prime! Seriously that kind of nose can keep me watching movies and smelling it forever :)

  • shaggy D

    QOTD: no

  • shaggy D

    QOTD: no

  • slambert

    I tried the Clos De La Roilette Fleurie 2005 tonight with some roasted turkey and it was fantastic. I finished the bottle about two hours ago and I can still taste it. The strawberry component is very strong, but not overpowering. At first I could smell a lot of alcohol on the nose, so much I had to check the percentage, but after an hour or so open on the counter it toned down a bit.

    The tasting notes on this were spot on for me, and I would also give this 90 points.

    I will definitely be seeking more of this out and trying it again in November. Not to mention it is a nice QPR at $15.

    Thanks GV!

  • slambert

    I tried the Clos De La Roilette Fleurie 2005 tonight with some roasted turkey and it was fantastic. I finished the bottle about two hours ago and I can still taste it. The strawberry component is very strong, but not overpowering. At first I could smell a lot of alcohol on the nose, so much I had to check the percentage, but after an hour or so open on the counter it toned down a bit.

    The tasting notes on this were spot on for me, and I would also give this 90 points.

    I will definitely be seeking more of this out and trying it again in November. Not to mention it is a nice QPR at $15.

    Thanks GV!

  • Donald Pipkin

    ST 92 = NH 140 (Normal Humans)….HILARIOUS!

  • Donald Pipkin

    ST 92 = NH 140 (Normal Humans)….HILARIOUS!

  • surf.sf

    QOTD: never had beaujolais so no prejudice here! But you inspired me to try some this weekend!

  • surf.sf

    QOTD: never had beaujolais so no prejudice here! But you inspired me to try some this weekend!

  • http://corkd.com/people/ibrahimss Sam I

    QOD: no I’m not biased against beaujolais because I’ve never had one… Brandon hooked me up with one on my last visit however

  • http://corkd.com/people/ibrahimss Sam I

    QOD: no I’m not biased against beaujolais because I’ve never had one… Brandon hooked me up with one on my last visit however

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  • http://kevinkossowan.blogspot.com/ Kevin

    I’ve got a soft spot in my heart for good cru Beaujolais. So much so that I’m going to taste there on our trip to Burgundy next year. Part of me is teary that you did them proud, and part is wanting to kick you for letting the value-cat out of the bag.

  • http://kevinkossowan.blogspot.com Kevin

    I’ve got a soft spot in my heart for good cru Beaujolais. So much so that I’m going to taste there on our trip to Burgundy next year. Part of me is teary that you did them proud, and part is wanting to kick you for letting the value-cat out of the bag.

  • Bob Wong

    Cru Beaujolais are one of my favorite reds to drink here in warm Hawaii. I enjoy drinking an aged Cru Beaujolais as it does evolve over time. Fleurie is still my favorite, followed by Moulin A Vent then Cote de Brouilly.

  • Bob Wong

    Cru Beaujolais are one of my favorite reds to drink here in warm Hawaii. I enjoy drinking an aged Cru Beaujolais as it does evolve over time. Fleurie is still my favorite, followed by Moulin A Vent then Cote de Brouilly.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    QOTD: The only thing I knew about Beaujolais before this episode is that Bob Dylan was getting tanked on it while he was in the studio cutting one of his first albums and my co-worker says you can hear it as the album progresses. I do admit to maying having a prejudice against a winery (more of a joke of pretending to be a wine snob then actual prejudice) , but never against an actual type of wine before I tried a handful of them.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    QOTD: The only thing I knew about Beaujolais before this episode is that Bob Dylan was getting tanked on it while he was in the studio cutting one of his first albums and my co-worker says you can hear it as the album progresses. I do admit to maying having a prejudice against a winery (more of a joke of pretending to be a wine snob then actual prejudice) , but never against an actual type of wine before I tried a handful of them.

  • http://myspace.com/craigpaddock Craig Paddock

    i have been drinking bojis since I got a bunch of 04′ drouhin fleurie, julienas, and chirobles for 7 bucks a pop. It was aewsome, until I drank all the store had to offer. I had found a goldmine. 7 bucks for a 25 dollar wine in it’s prime… These wines were mature last november….. Oh yah, new orleans is always bringing more thunder than most can imagine…. especially with the burgs and bojis….we rock more french magic than most states can dream of… but it’s a secret, Gary, so don’t tell anyone.

    Peace
    craig Paddock

  • http://myspace.com/craigpaddock Craig Paddock

    i have been drinking bojis since I got a bunch of 04′ drouhin fleurie, julienas, and chirobles for 7 bucks a pop. It was aewsome, until I drank all the store had to offer. I had found a goldmine. 7 bucks for a 25 dollar wine in it’s prime… These wines were mature last november….. Oh yah, new orleans is always bringing more thunder than most can imagine…. especially with the burgs and bojis….we rock more french magic than most states can dream of… but it’s a secret, Gary, so don’t tell anyone.

    Peace
    craig Paddock

  • richardvinifera

    I’ve only tried the Beaujolais noveau as i’m sure many have, consistently don’t like the flavour profile, but i want to try some serious stuff to see how it varies!

  • richardvinifera

    I’ve only tried the Beaujolais noveau as i’m sure many have, consistently don’t like the flavour profile, but i want to try some serious stuff to see how it varies!

  • John__J

    qotd No. love the beaujolais. Absolute steals. Fleurie, Cote de Brouilly, Moulin-A-Vent, and my fav, Chenas, are dynamite q.p.r’s. I think its hilarious when people knock beaujolais, especially when they’ve only had the nouveau quaffing stuff.
    Gary, its always nice to see you pointing out quality wines that people probably aren’t aware of. A vin jaune would certainly fall into that category.

  • John J

    qotd No. love the beaujolais. Absolute steals. Fleurie, Cote de Brouilly, Moulin-A-Vent, and my fav, Chenas, are dynamite q.p.r’s. I think its hilarious when people knock beaujolais, especially when they’ve only had the nouveau quaffing stuff.
    Gary, its always nice to see you pointing out quality wines that people probably aren’t aware of. A vin jaune would certainly fall into that category.

  • corkscrew

    Not a big Beaujoias fan.. QOTD-care less either way. http://www.winelx.com

  • Allan

    Love your passion G!

    Great wine, Great show!

    Qotd: I’m lovin’ it!

    Changing the wine world!

    😛

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