RKS Wine: The Penniless Pensioner Sees His Therapist and Cools His Heels with Some Beaujolais-Villages

You may recall that too much Tito’s Texas Vodka with her oysters at the engagement party may have caused PP’s fiancé, Celine Serpent to spill the beans that she had been a lesbian and had undergone “conversion therapy” to transform her into a heterosexual. I didn’t want to depress PP but I said I had watched an American documentary “Pray Away” about how fruitless conversion therapy was. He loves Celine Serpent dearly but is he marrying someone different that he fell in love with?

PP debates endlessly should he go through with the wedding. His therapist says he should follow his heart. Seeing the mental turmoil he is in she had prescribed a thirty day prescription for sedatives.

He wants some soothing wine for cheap as usual. So where did he find the money to visit his therapist?

I suggest some wine made from Gamay here in Ontario but no he wants the “real stuff” from France. So we select a Beaujolais-Villages. There is your basic Beaujolais and then the next tier is Beaujolais-Villages then the top level is Beaujolais Cru.

So we go middle of the road with a Beaujolais-Villages 2019 from Jean-Michel Dupré called Vignes 1940. The vines for this Gamay were planted in 1940.

On the nose very rich black cherry, blackberry with a wee bit of milk chocolate. On the palate light tannins and an absolutely piercing laser beam of black cherry assaults the palate with a bit of that milk chocolate. A simple but highly delicious wine. Short finish. Best consumed by the end of 2022 assuming COVID hasn’t mutated again and wiped us all out. I would recommend you learn how to make Greek stuffed vegetables and have a glass of this wine with a stuffed tomato!  Perfectly delightful to sip on its own and at $16.95 right up PP’s budgetary constraints. Where in the heck did he cough up the big dough to see his therapist? What’s he hiding from me?

(Jean-Michel Dupré Vignes de 1940 AC Beaujolais-Villages 2019, Jean Michel Dupré, Les Ardilats, France, $16.95, Liquor Control Board of Ontario # 468710, 750 mL, 12.5%, Robert K. Stephen A Little Birdie Told Me So Rating 93/100).

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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