It’s time for my annual Thanksgiving Special! I’ve got 4 wines from two different traditional areas for Thanksgiving wine, Beaujolais and Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The white wines are harder to find, but no less appropriate for the holiday. First are two from Domaine J. Boulon. A 2020 Beaujolais Blanc, and a 2018 Mouin-à-Vent Cru Beaujolais. Next is the 2019 Domaine Paul Autard Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc. Finally, a collaboration of my friend Jeremy Hart and Château de la Font du Loup, the 2019 Explicit Content CDP Rouge. Grab some turkey and all the fixings and a glass or 4 of wine!
Links for the show:
Domaine J. Boulon – https://www.domaine-j-boulon.com/en/
Domaine Paul Autard – the website URL I’ve found doesn’t work anymore.
Château de la Font du Loup – https://lafontduloup.com
Châteauneuf-du-Pape (official site, I think) – Key Production Figures (2021 data) – https://en.chateauneuf.com/the-wines
Tom Cannavan’s Wine-Pages.com – Source for the Galets Roulés picture – https://wine-pages.com/tasting-articles/ogier-chateauneuf-du-pape/
Wine Spectator – JAMES LAUBE’S WINE FLIGHTS – Why Some Wines Smell Like Bug Spray – https://www.winespectator.com/articles/why-some-wines-smell-like-bug-spray-14570
Amazon – Wine Faults: Causes, Effects, Cures – John Hudelson – he has a new book coming in some time in 2024 about this – (affiliate link) – https://amzn.to/3ghSF03