About Barton & Guestier Beaujolais Villages, France:


If there is a company that has great experience when it comes to wine , it has to be   Barton & Guestier which is the 1st French brand name, known to billions of wine lovers worldwide. I came across this wine at the Wineshop during my Winebar Review and my Ask a Sommelier Interview.

It was recommended by their in house Sommelier and I had to go back a few weeks ago to get a bottle.  If you have been following this blog, you have probably realised that I review wines from time to time and I give recommendations for the people who don’t know what to purchase when they visit a wineshop or a supermarket. the best way to learn about the characteristics to know whether you love whites or reds as well as discovering your palette.

B&G is a French wine company. The wine growing provinces in France are Bordeaux, Loire valley, Beaujolais, Burgundy, Rhône and Provence.  The B&G that I will be reviewing is from Beaujolais. For you to know your wine, you also need to have some background info on the area where the grapes are grown. Beaujolais is the name of a little place in France just south of Burgundy. It is a humble place unlike Bordeaux. This wine is a light red wine made with Gamay Noir grapes.

I have been reviewing fruity and sweet red wines this season as you will notice here and here. This wine is fruity and I could smell cranberries, strawberries and plums. It had fresh aromas and would work as a dessert wine as well as a table wine with lean meat.( However feel free to experiment with other dishes, you may get surprised). It was low in tannins, had no aftertaste but it was slightly acidic. I served it slightly chilled and it was impeccable.


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Find the B & G wine in The Wineshop, Peidmont Plaza, Ngong Road. If you need any help with choosing wine mail your enquiries to jeanwandimi@gmail.com and I will be happy to help.