Beaujolais Nouveau Event
Kick off the holiday season with Beaujolais Nouveau !
An outdoor event offered by
the French-American Chamber of Commerce of the Carolinas (FACCC)
and Alliance Française (AF)
When: Thursday 18 November, 6:30pm
Location: 5510 Munford Road, Raleigh
Price: $25/person for members of FACCC or AF
$35/person for non members
Live music with local Wyldwood Stringband
Unlimited wine pours
Picnic boxes available for pre-order up until Nov. 16, 5pm.
Cost: $15 per person
What is in the Picnic Box?
The Salad Sampler from Sosta Café , regular or vegan
Participants must be at least 21 years of age.
Beaujolais Nouveau is a very young wine made from Gamay grapes in the Beaujolais region of France. Made from grapes picked earlier that same fall, the wine ferments for just a few weeks before being bottled and hitting wine store shelves.
In France, each year's release is eagerly awaited, with the third Thursday of November being the day when wine lovers crow:
"Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé!"
While the wines are being shipped well before, stores are forbidden to slip them onto the shelves until release day.
The fanfare adds to the frisson!
Don't think of a Beaujolais Nouveau event
as a "wine tasting event,"
think of it as a great excuse for a party!