Juliénas, Beaujolais

Today we head to the most monocepagiste region in France, which indicates a region that relies solely on one varietal for its entire output- I speak of course of the Beaujolais region and its love of the Gamay grape variety. Gamay is a variety not as well known or globally-grown as many other varieties that originated in…

Moulin-a-Vent, Beaujolais

With yesterday being Bastille Day, I thought it pertinent to speak today about one of the most iconic and uniquely French regions, Beaujolais, and most specifically Moulin-a-Vent, the region that translates to ‘Windmill’, with its picturesque namesake on its famous hill. Of the nearly 100 communes and 10 “Crus” of Beaujolais, Moulin-a-Vent is often considered…