Nov 13, 2009

Fête du Beaujolais Nouveau

For a taste of France without leaving Sacramento take a trip to Sierra 2 Center in Curtis Park on Friday November 20th for the 2009 Beaujolais Nouveau Celebration. This particular party begins on the third Thursday in November every year around the world. At the stroke of midnight the cork is popped and the 2009 Beaujolais Nouveau takes center stage. Merveilleux!

Not only celebrated in France, in the USA festivities are planned to celebrate the annual release of this red wine made from Gamay grapes that is produced only in the Beaujolais region of France.

Beaujolais Nouveau is a young, fun and not-too-complex wine. It is ready to open just 6-8 weeks after production and is best enjoyed within the first year.. In the early 1960’s the Vintner Georges Deboeuf saw its potential as a profitable and promotional enterprise and thus began the race to Paris carrying the first bottles of the newly released vintage.

Proceeds benefit the “Maison de la France” building fund & the Alliance Française de Sacramento.

Fête du Beaujolais Nouveau
2791 24th St.
(ample parking on 4th Ave.)
$25 Alliance Members
$30 Non-Members
$35 at door
(cash or check preferred)

Vos amis sont les bienvenus . . . bring your friends!

With more than 600 members, the Alliance Française of Sacramento is a non-profit cultural and educational association, headed by a Franco-American Board of Directors. They offer a wide variety of activities including:
French courses
French immersion days
Cultural and social events including: lectures, concerts, films, wine and cheese parties and discussion groups. Their schedule of activities is published in their newsletter and by email.

The Alliance Française was created in 1883 in Paris to encourage the propagation of the French language and culture and to foster friendly relations between France and the rest of the world. It is a non-governmental, non-profit organization with the largest network of French language and cultural centers in the world. There are 1,200Alliance chapters in 112 countries, including 140 chapters in the United States, serving over 400,000 students. The French language is spoken on five continents and by more than 180 million people. Here in America, the mission of the Alliance Française is to promote understanding, exchange, and friendship between France and other French-speaking countries, and the USA.

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