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Bienvenue Beaujolais!

It’s that time again! Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé! As tradition has it, the third Thursday of November marks the end of the wine harvest and a celebration of what is to come. Starting after the end of WWII, the race to bring the wine to Paris has created a highly profitable and festive way to kick off the holiday season. Though there are many debates over the quality and “maturity” of the wine, there is no denying that this third Thursday in Paris is always full of fun. Last year, we spent the evening dancing and chatting away at small, dimly lit  bar near rue du Louvre with new friends in a new place – a night to remember! Unfortunately, we won’t be making it a tradition this year…girl and her head cold don’t make for a fun night of drinking cheap wine. But this is what she wishes she could be doing:

– Hanging with boy at Ô Chateau as they celebrate with some non-nouveau Beaujolais tastings

– Beaujolais bar “crawling” with Miss Vicky Wine from rue Montorgueil to Montmartre

– Dancing like a dancing queen (who’s had too much Beaujolais Nouveau) at the same little spot as last year.

How are you celebrating the arrival of Beaujolais Nouveau? Need some more ideas? Check out this post from Paris By Mouth for some last minute inspiration.

//Photo: HiP Paris



2 thoughts on “Bienvenue Beaujolais!

  1. sorry to hear about the headcold – but luckily there’s also some kind of wine fun to be found in Paris. get better soon! 🙂

    Posted by forest (@52martinis) | November 17, 2011, 18:36

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