Beaujolais



a wine-growing region in E France, in Rhône department.
a dry, fruity red Burgundy wine from this region that does not age and usually must be drunk within a few months after it is made.
Contemporary Examples

The day we were supposed to shoot this, the Beaujolais Nouveau comes out.
Rob Reiner on the State of Romcoms, ‘The Princess Bride’s’ Alternate Ending, and the Red Viper Marlow Stern July 26, 2014

Historical Examples

There was only one letter addressed to Beaujolais, and it bore a foreign postmark.
The Albert Gate Mystery Louis Tracy

“Those are a few of my brother’s names,” whispered Henri of Beaujolais to Molyneux.
Monsieur Beaucaire Booth Tarkington

We sought the salle–manger, and consoled ourselves with cutlets and Beaujolais.
With the World’s Great Travellers, Volume IV Various

He noticed at last that the sun was setting behind the distant mountains of Beaujolais.
The Red and the Black Stendhal

At Bouchet, for instance, I uncorked my bottle of Beaujolais, and asked the host to join me.
The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson – Swanston Edition Robert Louis Stevenson

Meanwhile the wine is merely a good wine; the best that I have tasted—better than a Beaujolais, and not unlike.
The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson – Swanston Edition Robert Louis Stevenson

The health of Beaujolais soon began to suffer, and it was evident that he must die unless he could have fresh air.
Louis Philippe John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott

In the Vivarais cattle are reared, while on the slopes of the Beaujolais excellent wines are grown.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 7 Various

All is of a bustle and hustle of the feverish life of to-day, whilst in the Beaujolais pursuits are agricultural.
Castles and Chateaux of Old Burgundy Francis Miltoun

noun
(sometimes capital) a popular fresh-tasting red or white wine from southern Burgundy in France
n.

type of Burgundy, 1863, from name of a district in the department of Lyonnais, France, which is named for the town of Beaujeu, from French beau “beautiful” + Latin jugum “hill.”

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