By Rudolph Chelminski
Every 3rd week of November, wine outlets around the globe announce “Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé” and in a couple of brief weeks, over seven million bottles are bought and inebriated. even supposing frequently scorned by way of the wine world’s snob set, the once a year supply of every year’s new Beaujolais wine brings a welcome ray of light to a morose November from ny to Tokyo. The miraculous Cinderella story at the back of the good fortune of Beaujolais Nouveau captures not only the tale of a wine but additionally the heritage of a desirable zone. on the center of this fairy story is the peasant wine grower named Georges Duboeuf, whose upward thrust because the undisputed king of Beaujolais reads like a mixture of suspenseful biography and luscious armchair travel.
I’ll Drink to That transports us to the original nook of France the place medieval historical past nonetheless echoes and the place the smallholder peasants who made Beaujolais wines on their farms battled opposed to the contempt of the entrenched Burgundy and Bordeaux institution. With bottles of wine in his bike’s saddlebag, younger Duboeuf got down to revolutionize the stodgy wine company, turning into the richest and most renowned person wine broker in France. yet this is often multiple man’s good fortune tale. As The Perfectionist used Bernard Loiseau to inform the layered heritage of French haute delicacies, the following Chelminski makes use of Duboeuf’s tale to color the portrait of the usually endearing, occasionally maddening yet regularly attention-grabbing population of a little-known nook of France, supplying even as a witty, panoramic view of the heritage of French winemaking.
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I'll Drink to That: Beaujolais and the French Peasant Who Made It the World's Most Popular Wine by Rudolph Chelminski