Georges Dubouef died this week. Georges was responsible for the creation of Beaujolais Nouveau Day. On the third Thursday of every November, Beaujolais producers would ship their very first bottles of young red wine. The celebratory day that ensued was Beaujolais Nouveau Day.
For me, it was his Fleurie about four years ago that made me sit up and want to engage more with wine. Wine people often talk about the bottle. The mysterious bottle where they fell in love with wine. For many, it always seems something so out of reach and mysterious. For me, it was something far more humble. I’ll be heading to Sainsbury’s later this week to pick up a bottle in his honour.
I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas & New Year. I had a considerable time off and break from work.
Welcome to new Wine List
customers. Lots of you bought gifts for your loved ones over Christmas, and I’m incredibly grateful. New Year has disrupted shipment times and we’re shipping a little later than usual – but your wines should be with you by this weekend.