I just sent out the invitations, and within 5 minutes received enough RSVPs to have the following lineup for next Friday’s ‘Crus of Beaujolais’ wine tasting event. I am extremely stoked. So excited. I pity my wife for having to hear about how excited I am. If more RSVPs come in, this bottle lineup will grow. Wow.
One reason for the excitement is that this expediates my accomplishment of trying more Beaujolais Crus. Alone, one can only tackle so many. Thank god for friends and family who like wine. Now I can try LOTS, and so can they!
The bottles in the photo range from $14-33, and cover Saint-Amour, Chiroubles, Brouilly, Morgon, Fleurie, and Moulin-a-Vent [each a ‘cru’]. So I’m going to be a long way into trying all of the Crus after this glorious evening. And to add some interest, I picked up a bottle of Georges DuBoeuf Prestige Moulin-a-Vent 2003. This is the poshest bottle of Beaujolais I’ve seen in town. It will also allow us to do a vertical tasting of vintages as I also have a 2005 Moulin-a-Vent in the lineup. From what I’ve read, good vintages of Moulin-a-Vent aged a few years can be in a similar league as respectable Cote d’Or wines that cost 2-10 times more, depending where they come from.
If I’m able to keep interest in these parties, my wine tasting notes online is going to explode in the next few months…