Beaujolais is a victim of its own success, with a reputation as a producer of simple quaffers that belies the region's true role as maker of some of the most versatile red wines around. Ironically, the Beaujolais wine most popular with consumers—Beaujolais Nouveau—is the culprit for the misunderstanding.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands October 15, 2001.
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