Beaujolais


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Beaujolais

(bōzhôlā`), hilly region, Rhône dept., E central France, W of the Saône between Mâcon and Lyons. It is one of the great wine areas of France, famous for its red wine. Villefranche-sur-Saône, the historic capital, is a leading textile center. Lyons is the industrial hub of the region. Beaujolais was once the fief of the powerful lords of Beaujeu (a small town which gave the region its name). Annexed to the crown in 1531, it was incorporated into Lyonnais prov.

Beaujolais

a wine-growing region in France; often a medium-dry, fruity burgundy. [Fr. Hist.: NCE, 2990]
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The food and wine of Beaujolais will be featured Thursday night at Marche restaurant in the Fifth Street Public Market during a special French dinner scheduled to coincide with the release of the 2002 Beaujolais Nouveau.
Having tasted and analyzed thousands of samples, Georges Duboeuf and his winemaking team believe this year's Beaujolais Nouveau will be one of the best they've ever produced.
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The delightful fruity nature of beaujolais is backed up with intrigue of nuances of the terroir, its pastures, hedgerows, wild plants, flowers, the soil and the hum of honey bees on a sunny day.
At the start of my career, the arrival of the new Beaujolais was a pretext to share and have friendly parties," said Emmanuel Delmas, a consultant sommelier wine expert.
one of the importers of the young wine from France's Beaujolais region, said Japanese wine sellers will be importing slightly more than last year's 7.
Almost 140 wine estates or domains dot the Beaujolais Wine Route.
Inter Beaujolais, the region's trade body, is holding a series of classes for the off-trade across the UK from next month.