Beaujolais Nouveau 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 6:30pm

Each year, wine lovers wait with anticipation for the latest vintage of Beaujolais Nouveau.
FIAF hosts its annual celebration, inviting members and guests to participate in this highly-anticipated wine ritual. Guests mingle while tasting vintages from different companies and indulging in French charcuteries, pâtés, cheeses, breads, and other savory treats.

The Ordre des Compagnons du Beaujolais will induct Caroline Webber, Professor of French Literature at Columbia University and Barnard College, and Charlie Rose, the esteemed newscaster, to their New York chapter, during this celebratory evening. Esteemed wine writer Robert V. Camuto, a regular contributor to Wine Spectator and The Washington Post will present and sign his latest book, Corkscrewed: Adventures in the New French Wine Country (Nebraska University Press). French singer and songwriter Pascalito will present his “nouveau” vintage of colorful chanson française and Latin jazz fusion.

Various prizes will be raffled off throughout the evening, including: a pair of round-trip tickets to Paris, courtesy of American Airlines; a three-course tasting menu with Beaujolais/Burgundy pairings at Alain Ducasse’s Bistro Benoît; two subscriptions to France-Amérique and France Today; and other surprises from Les Trois Petits Cochons, Artisanal Premium Cheese, French Cheese Club USA, and Anne de Solène USA.

Wines courtesy of Joseph Drouhin, by Dreyfus Ashby; Labouré-Roi, by Palm Bay Imports; Georges Duboeuf, by W.J. Deutsch & Sons. Pâtés & charcuterie courtesy of Les Trois Petits Cochons. Cheese courtesy of French Cheese Club and Artisanal Premium Cheese. Bread courtesy of Bridor France.

22 East 60th Street

Attendees must be
21 years and over


FIAF Members $40
Non-Members $55

Limited space available.
Advance tickets recommended.

American Airlines
Dish Network

Sponsored in part by
American Airlines, the official airline of FIAF;
and Dish Network


Media Sponsors: FrancePress, publishers of France-Amérique and FranceToday

Photo ©Valérie Caillon-Gervier

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