Beaujolais wines are produced between the south of Burgundy and Lyon – made from hand-picked Gamay grapes – The region is best known for its light red wines, which taste great chilled and offer a refreshing flavour profile. A small amount of French white wine and pink rosé is also made in the Beaujolais region.

The wines are classified as Beaujolais, Beaujolais-Villages or one of the Cru villages – Brouilly, Chénas, Chiroubles, Côte de Brouilly, Fleurie, Julienas, Morgon, Moulin à Vent, Régnié or Saint-Amour. Beaujolais-Nouveau is to my mind a bit of a gimmick, being very young wine which lacks depth and style.