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

n., pl. -laises (-ˈleɪz)
1. a winegrowing region in E France.
2. a red wine of this region.
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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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I love Beaujolais wine and the two I tasted from the northerly part of this French region were both delightful and yet different.
Just for the fun of it VVGOOGLING a runner Moulin A Vent 3.00 Down Royal One of the ten appellation areas in the Beaujolais wine region in France, Moulin-a-Vent is named after the 300-year-old windmill in the area.
Caption: Beaujolais wine is a very light-bodied French red wine and takes its name from the Province of Beaujolais.
Crossed polarizing filters create the rainbow colors seen in these crystals from Beaujolais wine.
Almost 140 wine estates or domains dot the Beaujolais Wine Route.
The magazine cited Francois Mauss, head of the Grand Jury of European Tasters, who said that much of Beaujolais wine was "not proper wine" and that its producers were "conscious of commercializing a vin de merde" (a crappy wine).
Locals jokingly claim Lyon has a third river - Beaujolais wine. Charming little villages such as Charnay, Oingt and Bagnols scattered over the quiet countryside are reminiscent of the Cotswolds with their pierre dorees (golden stone) houses.
Ambrosia Restaurant and Bar - Celebrate the harvest by tasting Nouveau Beaujolais wine from France on the first day of its release.
THE Beaujolais wine area is part of the French Burgundy region where red wines predominate.
Beaujolais wine is associated with which month of the year?