In praise of Beaujolais, and the French
17 Aug 2005 by JR
Gary Gillman, Toronto: Like Terry Hughes from New York, I am catching up on some of the older articles and enjoyed your piece on re-contextualising wine and Terry's very pertinent response.  In Paris, which I visited a number of times in the 1990', my wife and I were devotees of the genuine wine bistrot, especially the ones awarded the Pot d'Or by a local newspaper.  The Beaujolais (in particular) at these places was almost always really good.  I loved all the "crus" but Fleurie and Morgon seemed to please most often for some reason (Brouilly, too - well, it really depended on the day and the taste of what was before you). The...

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