The Distinctive Crus of Beaujolais

Amid changing tastes, the region’s fresh reds broaden their appeal

The Distinctive Crus of Beaujolais
Philippe Pacalet
Nov 30, 2019

France's Beaujolais region is shedding its reputation as a producer of light, inoffensive reds by emphasizing terroir and value in its distinctive cru bottlings.

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