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Break another rule

Apparently rule number one of wine blogging is to not blog about Beaujolais Nouveau.

My whole wine blog – pullthecork- began with Beaujolais Nouveau four years ago!

My best party of the year centres around Beaujolais Nouveau [with some friends and some food thrown in].

Wednesday night I may not sleep because of Thursday’s release of Nouveau [and the people at Chateau des Charmes just teased me today with a photo of their staff doing “quality control” with their Nouveau #jesuisarrive13 – not nice]!

My last blog post was about Beaujolais Nouveau.  Come to think of it, so is this one.

Beaujolais Nouveau has been called …

  • the bubble gum of wine
  • the cookie dough of wine
  • not real wine at all
  • and a marketing scam [I know a marketing scam when I see one. There’s a Slapchop somewhere in my basement]

… and I don’t even care.  300 blog posts and over 100,000 views later [oh, right, not supposed to talk about your own stats in a wine blog] I am still blogging about the blessed Nouveau.

On Thursday I will be probably be making up a tune to sing the lyrics “Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé!” to – I really will.

Oh, and mentioning statistics – I wrote Beaujolais Nouveau 10 times already. Take that wine critics.

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Scammed again

There is a marketing scam going on this week to rival Vince Shlomi’s ShamWow (which holds 20 x it’s weight in liquid) and  SlapChop (which sits in your cupboard until you toss it).

Each year the French, led by the irrepressible Georges Dubœuf , market and sell a product that they’ve spent more time and effort marketing than they have making. But I love it!

Beaujolais Nouveau will be released Thursday all around the world and at our LCBO stores  and I couldn’t be more excited.  It is the first taste of this year’s harvest – 2012 – and is the red wine that white wine drinkers like.  I’ve witnessed several “conversions” of people who had previously told me they don’t like red wine until they tasted the little french gem that is Beaujolais Nouveau.

The wine is light and juicy and is as quaffable as anything you will ever drink.  There are several French Nouveau available Thursday along with a couple of Italian Novello (because they can’t let the French out-scam us without getting involved) and two Ontario wines that have gotten into the game. See the full list here.

So Georges Dubœuf, with that clever little œ in your name, I am ready once again to believe the hype and buy the ShamWow of wine once again and party like it’s 1999.

Come to think of it, I’ve never seen photos of Vince and Georges together – they may be the same person!

Vince