Beau·​jo·​lais ˌbō-zhō-ˈlā How to pronounce Beaujolais (audio)
plural Beaujolais
: a light fruity red burgundy wine made from the Gamay grape

Examples of Beaujolais in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When the Beaujolais Nouveau craze subsided, the Beaujolais wines suffered from a bad reputation for some years. Per and Britt Karlsson, Forbes, 17 July 2023 And don't skip Cafe Beaujolais, a French spot in an 1893 Victorian farmhouse. Chelsee Lowe, Travel + Leisure, 28 June 2023 Old Beaujolais hands may grumble, but the wines are superb. Eric Asimov, New York Times, 12 Sep. 2022 Dominique Piron is in Morgon, one of the 10 cru appellations of Beaujolais. Dave McIntyre, Washington Post, 4 May 2023 Zinfandel Save your Beaujolais Nouveau and inexpensive Grenache, Shiraz, and Zinfandel for the glass. Ashley Martens, Redbook, 5 Apr. 2023

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Word History


French, from Beaujolais, region of eastern France

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Beaujolais was in 1836

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“Beaujolais.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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