For a wine that makes sense in every situation, look no further than Beaujolais. These juicy, Gamay-based wines are the definition of versatile; refreshing, food-friendly, and insanely drinkable. Though only a hop, skip, and jump away from Burgundy, the Beaujolais couldn’t be any more different. Here, granitic soils dominate the vine-entangled slopes of the region’s ten crus, with remnant streaks of Burgundian limestone scattered throughout the hillsides. Slight maritime influences push their way through the region’s predominantly continental climate, allowing grapes to reach their full, succulent potential.