Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé!


If you’re a wine aficionado, I bet you’re looking forward to tomorrow – the day that the 2009 Beaujolais Nouveau is released. A very young red wine made from the Gamay grape, Beaujolais Nouveau is produced in the Beaujolais region of France, and is always released on the third Thursday of November. Providing the first taste of this year’s vintage, Beaujolais Nouveau is a light, fruity, celebratory quaff. Festivals and parties cheering the arrival of this frisky young wine occur throughout the wine-loving world, and Sacramento is no exception.

Come revel in the new Beaujolais at the Fete du Beaujolais Nouveau, sponsored by the Alliance Française de Sacramento on Friday, November 20th. Held at the Sierra 2 Center for Arts and Community, the event (which is open to the public) will include a complimentary glass of Beaujolais Nouveau, music, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction of “unique items with a French flair.” David Bienick of KCR-3 TV will be act as Master of Ceremonies, and Marc Feldman, Executive Director of the Sacramento Philharmonic, will give a short presentation about the wines of the Beaujolais region.

For more information and to purchase tickets contact the Alliance Française office at (916) 453-1723; or visit www.afdesacramento.org

Date: Friday, November 20th
Time: 6pm to 9:30pm
Location: Sierra 2 Center for Arts and Community, 2791 24th Street, Sacramento
Cost: $25 Alliance Française members; $30 non members; $35 at door.

Note: Even if you can’t attend a Beaujolais Nouveau party, consider putting a (chilled) bottle or two on your Thanksgiving table – it’s great with a turkey dinner.