Student parties in Amsterdam, where people threw Beaujolais Nouveau wine all over each other, instead of drinking it. Actually you couldn’t blame them for that, the wine we got there could be used as a salad dressing and really was no promotion for Beaujolais, or red wines in general.
When I found out about a “bojo” party organized by De wijntherapeut, a very enthousiastic , down to earth and respected wineseller, it was about time to leave the bad student memories behind and jump into “real” Beaujolais Nouveau.
And I’m so glad I did. In a really nice atmosphere, with live jazz music, excellent charcuterie and well selected cheeses, we tasted (and drank) an excellent Beaujolais Nouveau of Jean Paul Brun of Domaine des Terres Dorées. Fruity, pleasant acidity and very drinkable.
I talked to Jean Paul (who was also present at the party) about the bad reputation of Beaujolais Nouveau wines in Holland and he assured me that this reputation problem is not only a Dutch one. He said the only thing he can do is make the wine as natural as possible( without maceration carbonique ) and be present at the parties to show the world that the wine can be very nice. I couldn’t agree more.
Besides from the great wine, I really loved the party. In my opinion this is the way wine should be communicated. Not from the -oh so boring- tasting tables in the even more boring hotels.
Looking forward to more.