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Beaujolais Nouveau 2011 - Beaujolais Passions

Posted by Beaujolais Passions, Nov 4, 2011.

On Friday, November 18, 2011, Georges Duboeuf, Passions Productions and the Club Culinaire of French Cuisine will celebrate the art of Beaujolais Nouveau with the release of Duboeuf’s most vibrant harvest yet and an evening of ‘Beaujolais Passions’ at the Beverly Hills Country Club.

Michael McLeer, known as “Kaves”, was chosen to serve as the artistic voice of the Nouveau Expression 2011 campaign and designed the label for the ...2011 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau. Kaves is a multi-media artist with many creative expressions: painting, street art, film, music, tattooing and writing. A true artistic individual, Kaves embodies the youthful, vibrant, enjoy-life-and-good-times expression of Beaujolais Nouveau: a wine without rules, a wine with limitless ways to be experienced and enjoyed.

‘Beaujolais Passions’ guests will have the unique opportunity to sample the Beaujolais Nouveau 2011 provided by Georges Duboeuf, pamper their taste buds on fine French cuisine and network with influencing decision-makers while experiencing the beauty of French culture firsthand. ‘Beaujolais Passions’ will feature live entertainment, a fantastic DJ, a fabulous silent auction, and great raffle prizes
with a chance to win a trip for 2 to Paris on Air Tahiti Nui. Other delicious wines from the Beaujolais region will also be available at the bar.

ENTERTAINMENT - The event will open with Nathalie Alice, a multi-talented French vocalist and musician who offers her audience an eclectic repertoire of French songs as well as American and Latin classics. The jazz inspired singer will bring her laid-back European feel and breezy, sensual voice to the Beaujolais Passions stage. Her music will sweep you along the Seine River and put you right in the middle of a sidewalk Parisian café, and once you've arrived there, you will never want to leave!

In the meanwhile, celebrated street artist Evan Skrederstu will be creating a Beaujolais Nouveau-inspired artwork live at the event!

Cirque du Soleil events' regular DJ Nicolas Le Masson will be spinning a mix of popular French and US tunes to keep Beaujolais Passions guests on the dance floor.

PRICE - $55 for early birds   /   $75 at the door
Beaujolais Market Place: $40
For special group/private club pricing, please send request to

Send us 5 email addresses of your foodie buddies and get your discount code.

The ticket price includes:
- Access to the indoor VIP area
- Access to the Beaujolais Market Place
- A Beaujolais Passions souvenir glass
- One Glass of the newly released Beaujolais Nouveau 2011
- French Delicacies Sample Plates from all Six Gastronomy Stations featuring regions of France such as Normandy, Provence, Aquitaine, Alsace, Burgundy, Limousin;
- Additional Tastings of French delicacies from the Beaujolais Market Place
- Desserts;
- Coffee/Tea/Iced Tea/Lemonade;
- Live Entertainment and DJ;
- Raffle Prizes with a chance to win a trip for 2 to Paris on Air Tahiti Nui
- Silent Auction
- Taxes and Tips


Reply by duncan 906, Nov 5, 2011.

You very rarely hear of Beajolais Nouveau on this side of the pond these days although it was big back in the 80's.The idea was originally thought up by a French politician from the Beajolais area, whose name I now forget, whose main concern in life, like all politicians, was how to get re-elected.In order to pander to his constituents,,many of whom were in the wine trade,he organised an annual wine festival where he would officially release the wine at mnidnight,a big party,and lots of publicity.There was also an annual Beajolais race where owners of powerful cars and motorbikes would see who could bring the first bottle back to the UK and get sponsorship for charity.A restaurant in Surrey once organised a motorbike,a light aircraft and a parachutist in order to have Beaujolais Noveau on the wine list  for the following day's lunch.After a few years of this the French police decided to clamp down on the Beaujolais race because there were too many accidents and the wine drinking public cottoned on to the fact that Beaujolais Nouveau is not particularly good partly because it is released in November and it is that summer's harvest.If I were to buy Beaujolais it would either be a Beaujolais Village or one of the Cru Beaujolais.There are about 10 or 12 communes in Beaujolais where they put the name of the commune on the bottle and the word Beaujolais does not appear ..I once had a Morgon and a Chiroubles from a producer called Eric Morin which were superb bottles of wine.Two others I can think of are Fleurie and Brouilly

Reply by EMark, Nov 6, 2011.

Weren't there also races to see which NYC restaurants would get the first BN into their rooms?  I have to believe that as often as not shipments destined to different restaurants were on the same transatlantic aircraft.  That implies that there would have been taxi/limo/courier races from the airport to the city.

Reply by duncan 906, Nov 7, 2011.

So the hype did reach across to the New World?

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