Sunday, November 14, 2010


The Beaujolais Nouveau has arrived!

Beaujolais Nouveau occurs on Thursday, November 18, 2010.  This news is either met with glee and anticipation or, uh, something less than that.

It's a French happening, the day when the Beaujolais region may officially release the year's vintage of Gamay wine.  Some embrace the day and thirst for that young, newborn wine to take its first halting steps.  Others say "What's all the hubbub, Bub? The wine's too young!"

For those in the first category, here's a small selection of Beaujolais Nouveau events that will carry you through Saturday!

2010 Beaujolais Nouveau At The Wine Country
November 18, 2010
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
The Wine Country
2301 Redondo Avenue
Signal Hill, CA
Cost: $10
Tasting of the current vintage of Beaujolais Nouveau.

Beaujolais Nouveau At Rosso Wine Shop
November 18, 2010
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Rosso Wine Shop
3459 1/2 N Verdugo Road
Glendale, CA
Cost: $10
Taste the Louis Tete 2010 Beaujolais Nouveau with cheese, pate, charcuterie, cornichon and crusty bread.

FrancophoneFest Food & Beverage - Beaujolais Nouveau
November 18, 2010
7:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Spectra by Wolfgang Puck at the Pacific Design Center
8687 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
Cost: $20; $30 door
Celebrate food, wine, beer and spirits from Francophone countries (France, Armenia, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, Belgium, Switzerland, Canada, etc.) Live international performers to help set the tone.

Beaujolais Passions 2010
November 19, 2010
7:00 p.m. - midnight
Beverly Hills Country Club
3084 Motor Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
Cost: $42; $55 door
Keep the celebration going on the day after. Sample the Nouveau along with other wines from the Beaujolais region. Live entertainment and a DJ will spice up the affair. Ticket includes one glass of Beaujolais Nouveau plus bites from France.

Nouveau Beaujolais Wines On The Water
November 20, 2010
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Harbor Breeze Cruises
100 Aquarium Way
Dock #2
Long Beach, CA
Cost: $32
One of Morry's wine sharing cruises. It's BYOBN, so bring a bottle of Beaujolais Nouveau to share.

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