When I was still working for a winery in Napa Valley many years ago now, my mom asked me, “Hey, what ever happened to Gamay Beaujolais? That was one of my favorite Napa wines, but now you can’t find it anywhere.” It was a good question and I didn’t have an answer until I’d learned a great deal more things in the wine world. In a classic American-style naming cock up, “Gamay Beaujolais” was not the Gamay grape from Beaujolais, but actually an early-ripening Pinot Noir clone. So it was […]

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