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Thirsty Thursday: Beaujolais Done Right: Stephane Aviron Chenas 2011

This Thirsty Thursday, I melt into a gelatinous ball of sweat and irritability.  Summer’s heat pushes me to white, rosé, and sparkling wines.  But I’m already bored.  A low tannin, light red that could handle a slight chill sounds perfect. … Continue reading


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Mimolette Returns!!! Moulin à Vent Stephane Aviron

Mimolette: that Tahitian sunset-colored, melon ball of a cheese has returned. Last spring the Orwellian Federal Drugs Administration decided that no more than 6 microscopic cheese mites per square inch could exist. 3,800 pounds were destroyed.  It did not matter … Continue reading

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Temples, Towers, Beaujolais? And Duché D’Uzes a New AOC: Nîmes, France (P2)

Part 2, Day 121, continues our visit to Nîmes: birthplace of denim (get it, de Nîmes). After last post’s Roman arenas and temples, we hike to the park. Amidst Fall’s colors, fountains, and walkways rests the Temple to Diana:

The ruin still feels lifted, intricate, delicate: much like the following wine. Although this is Southern France, it is November, and we buy the one wine that matters: Beaujolais Nouveau.
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Tonight is Halloween. But it already ended weeks ago. The legions of Martha Stewart, Food Network, Saveur, and more, have infiltrated our pintrest/facebook/twitter feeds, e-mail, and real mailboxes:

Clearly, while handing out candy to Trick or Treaters, we must give thanks and plot our Turkey Time Tables,

In the spirit of conformity, let Wayward Wine turn to that standard November red: Beaujolais Nouveau. Continue reading

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