Why is Beaujolais Nouveau virtually impossible to buy in Answer:
nowadays. Once, the supermarkets used to compete for the best choice, but it hasn't been on the shelves for years. Britain
If you've heard of
The crus in the north, however, are enjoying a much-deserved resurgence in popularity. This has been helped by the blazingly good 2009 vintage, the likes of which hadn't been since 1947. The crus - the likes of Fleurie, Morgon, Moulin a Vent, Brouilly and so on - are superb and I've been drinking them thirstily all year, but the vintage also made fantastically good value wines of lowly Beaujolais and
~ So I think that trip to France is off and looking at Karens comment on Pinot Noir we won't be buying that there either !