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Old 10th Sep 2005, 11:19   #1 (permalink)

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Beaujolais Nouveau

Some think it is a bit of a scam. Coming up to the season now. I really like it, fresh and alive. I think of it as a picnic wine best served with fresh breads. cheeses and olives. A last gasp of summer served in the Autumn.
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Old 10th Sep 2005, 11:40   #2 (permalink)
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Yep

Right with you......lovely stuff!

Buy an empty glass on Place Bellecour in Lyon and you can drink until you fall down!

Vive la France!
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Old 10th Sep 2005, 14:02   #3 (permalink)
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"Excuse me John, I'll have a Beaujolais Nouveau. Make it a '79..."

.....;Delboy Trotter in a West End wine bar in 1990.

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Old 10th Sep 2005, 14:37   #4 (permalink)

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Just a bunch of bananas if you ask me

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Old 10th Sep 2005, 16:34   #5 (permalink)
 
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Great stuff, as is vino novella, but enjoy it while you can. If California is worried about the pollution caused by winemaking, can the EU be far behind?
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Old 10th Sep 2005, 17:06   #6 (permalink)
 
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Beaujolais Nouveau ...? Lovely?

It's bl**dy awful stuff ... full of acid ...

Some French go mad over it but there is a decline as 'la gueule de bois' it leaves you with is an indication that you have no class ... "I drink therefore I'll puke" ...
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Old 10th Sep 2005, 17:32   #7 (permalink)
 
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It has to be one of the most undrinkable wine (after Black Tower and Blue Nun) you can buy.
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Old 10th Sep 2005, 18:49   #8 (permalink)

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It used to be fun 30 years ago when it was just local tradition, now it's nothing but another commercial product mass-produced to be drunk and forgotten quickly, and the quality is gone down the drain.

Pity as there are some nice Beaujolais.
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Did you now that every year in November there are a couple of 747s flying from CDG to Tokyo so that the Japanese public can get it at the same time as Europe ?
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Old 10th Sep 2005, 18:57   #9 (permalink)
 
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Any particular reason why it's not as talked about anymore? Poor crop, New World? Certainly haven't seen it for a while.
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Old 10th Sep 2005, 19:01   #10 (permalink)
 
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That's coz you only see it once a year

Personally, wouldn't pour it on my chips
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Old 10th Sep 2005, 19:53   #11 (permalink)
 
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and sometimes even the labels tell you what is inside...

http://www.churchillcellars.com/pisse_dru.shtml

i don't want to offend anybody, it's just a matter of taste. some time ago in france i saw these bottles in a supermarket, and i just couldn't resist to post it...

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Old 10th Sep 2005, 21:34   #12 (permalink)
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I've heard that Georges Duboeuf, the Pope of Beaujolais, has been accused of fraud. His finest cru (apx 20 Euro) seemed to be mixed with cheaper beaujolais (apx 5 Euro).

With sales of 300,000 bottles this means an extra profit of 3-4 Mio Euro...

According Duboeuf it was caused by human failure. Yeah, right...

Fact; 100,000 hl beaujolais has been distilled to industrial acohol last year.
 
Old 10th Sep 2005, 23:54   #13 (permalink)
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Did you know that every year in November there are a couple of 747s flying from CDG to Tokyo
There are many more than 'a couple' of 747's fly from Lyon to Japan in the weeks before the big day. Leaving Lyon with one of the later flights, I was looking over the load of 90 tonnes of red wine with the shipper. She commented that the demand from Japan had been so high that they had run out of the 'crap' stuff (her words not mine) and were having to send some good stuff. However, the profit margins were so high that they could afford it

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Old 11th Sep 2005, 00:35   #14 (permalink)
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If memory serves me correctly, they also used that big Antonov out of Lyon St Exupery last year to go to Tokyo.

Gotta hand it to the Japanese......there's always a way.
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Old 11th Sep 2005, 01:51   #15 (permalink)
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ADB moving 400tonnes of it Nov with the 124's

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