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Beau·jo·lais 1

A hilly region of east-central France west of the Saône River between Mâcon and Lyon. It is noted for its wine.

Beau·jo·lais 2

A light red table wine made from the gamay grape.

[After Beaujolais1.]


(Brewing) (sometimes capital) a popular fresh-tasting red or white wine from southern Burgundy in France


(ˌboʊ ʒəˈleɪ)

n., pl. -laises (-ˈleɪz)
1. a winegrowing region in E France.
2. a red wine of this region.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Beaujolais - dry fruity light red wine drunk within a few months after it is madeBeaujolais - dry fruity light red wine drunk within a few months after it is made; from the Beaujolais district in southeastern France
red wine - wine having a red color derived from skins of dark-colored grapes
Burgundy wine, Burgundy - red table wine from the Burgundy region of France (or any similar wine made elsewhere)
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"Oooh it's summer in a glass" said one pal as she sipped Louis Jadot Beaujolais Villages 2016 (RRP: PS11.70, Tesco, Wine Rack, 12.5% abv).
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Anyway I said I'd take a look at Beaujolais this week and no matter what people say I'm a man of my word.
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Some of the wines tasted included the Beaujolais Reserve ($9.99), a pleasing gamay beaujolais with red fruits, strawberry and raspberry; Beaujolais-Villages, Chateau des Varennes ($9.99), with solid black fruits and a balanced palate; Brouilly Flower Label ($12.99), with rich black currant and blueberry; Fleurie Flower Label ($14.99), an elegant wine with a satisfying finish; and Pouilly-Fuisse Domaine de la Chapelle ($18.99), an aromatic, full-bodied chardonnay.
THIS week we're looking at the Gamay grape which, to most people, equates to a bottle of Beaujolais.
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Leading Beaujolais merchant Georges Duboeuf and a major association of Languedoc-Roussillon cooperatives and growers have agreed to provide screwcap closures for wines shipped to the UK supermarket chain, Tesco.