The filler in a fine wine sandwich

Beaujolais is finally shaking off the weight of its association with the poorly-regarded Gamay grape

20th March, 2016
The harvesting of grapes in Beaujolais is a meticulous process

Given its location slap-bang in the centre of France, you could say that Beaujolais was always destined to be the middle man. As a wine region, it has evolved as the filler in a fine wine sandwich between Burgundy in the north and the Rhône Valley in the south.

To make matters worse for Beaujolais, the Rhône and Burgundy are not just any old fine wine regions; for many wine lovers they are...

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