Where in the wine world were we: Beaujolais and Burgundy!

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Congratulations to Viinipiru from Finland and Michael temporarily from Kansas who both nailed the answer in this mystery photo! Dylan also got half credit! The answer is that region one is Beaujolais and region two is Burgundy. The photo is reproduced here with permission from Bertrand and originally appeared on his posting about Beaujolais renegade Philippe Jambon. Here’s how Bertrand poignantly described the scene:

“Nearby, we drive on a gravel road which materialize the odd Beaujolais-Burgundy divide here: On the right lie the Saint Véran and the Pouilly-Fuissé Chardonnay vineyards, from the Burgundy Appellations, and you can virtually touch the prosperity on this side of the road, and on the left lie the Gamay vineyards of the Beaujolais, many of them being abandoned and visibly struggling to stay afloat… When the Appellation drives the destiny…”

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2 Responses to “Where in the wine world were we: Beaujolais and Burgundy!”


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  2. This is a very powerful lesson in the importance of “terroirs” and how they can make the difference between very wealthy and struggling winemaker neighbours.

    Laura in Burgundy (from over at http://www.grapejournal.blogspot.com)


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