2018 Beaujolais nouveau
Saturday 17 November, 4pm to 6pm
Queensland Terrace, State Library of Queensland, South Bank
Join us for one of the most celebrated events in France's cultural calendar ... the tasting and unveiling of the 2018 Beaujolais nouveau!
What is Beaujolais nouveau? Beaujolais nouveau is the world's most popular vin de primeur. A red wine, made from Gamay grapes born in the region south of Burgundy, it is produced and bottled only a few weeks after harvest and is meant to be consumed immediately - not aged, like many other varieties of wine.
Released only once a year, it is a requirement under French law that this light and fruity wine not be distributed until 12:01am on the
third Thursday of November each year. In France, a race to carry the first bottle of Beaujolais nouveau to Paris has become a national event, with cafés and bars across the city announcing when "Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé!"
Alliance Française is importing almost 100 bottles of this exclusive wine direct from France so the community in-and-around Brisbane can join in this global event.
Ticket price includes: two glasses of Beaujolais nouveau per person paired with chef's selection of premium farmhouse and international cheeses, and other grazing delicacies. We are also delighted to announce that master of wine, Mr Peter Scudmore-Smith, returns for another year to introduce Beaujolais and give tasting notes about the 2018 vintage, as well as the Alliance Francaise de Brisbane choir Chantefique , who will entertain with chansons à boire!
Please note, due to licensing restrictions, it is strictly required that all patrons attending the 2018 Beaujolais nouveau are aged 18+ and are carrying a valid form of photo ID.
ONLINE TICKET SALES FOR BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU HAVE NOW CLOSED, HOWEVER, WE STILL HAVE A VERY SMALL NUMBER OF PLACES AVAILABLE.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND, PLEASE PHONE AF RECEPTION ON (07) 3844 4460 DURING BUSINESS HOURS.
$55 FOR AF MEMBERS
$65 FOR GENERAL PUBLIC
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