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Hello and welcome to The Drinker, I'm Pete Turner DipWSET, freelance writer, judge and drinks expert.
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DRINK OF THE WEEK
27th November 2023
Taste the Difference Gamay
Drinker Rating 89
When November comes around there's always a lot of hot air spouted about Beaujolais Nouveau, the first wine on the market after this years harvest. This wine has been, shall we say variable in quality over the years but I hope it's drawn attention to the better Beaujolias, labeled up as Village or Crus.
Indeed it's great exposure for the grape variety Gamay too - and this week's Drink of the Week is a Gamay, not from Beaujolais but from much further south in France, down near the Spanish border.
This has all the velvety blueberry character of its northerly cousin, but due to the warmer temperatures and longer sunshine hours it has a little more muscularity and structure.
A grape variety well worth exploring!
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