Beaujolais Nouveau Day: Where to Celebrate in Denver

by Drink Denver on Nov 20, 2013 in Roundups for Le Central
Beaujolais Nouveau Day: Where to Celebrate in Denver

The Beaujolais region of France is home to the Gamay grape, and is renowned for several wines produced from this hand-harvested fruit. One of the most well known is the vin de primeur Beaujolais Nouveau, fermented by carbonic maceration and bottled just six to eight weeks after harvest (as opposed to the months or years some wines are given).

Each season’s Beaujolais Nouveau are kept off shelves around the world until a coordinated release on the third Thursday of November. That means when you pop open your first bottle or take your first sip of this fruity, bright, nearly tannin-less vino, folks from France to New York to San Francisco are doing the same.

Where can you get your Beaujolais on? Check out several events held around Denver where you can celebrate the release. Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé! Or, in localspeak, it’s Beaujolais Nouveau time, baby.

15th Annual Beaujolais and Beyond Festival
5:30–930 PM, Thursday, November 21; $60 or $80 at the door
McNichols Civic Center Building (144 West Colfax; at the corner of Bannock)
This fundraiser for the Rocky Mountain French-American Chamber of Commerce gathers more than 600 business leaders and wine-lovers to eat and drink the results of a chef challenge. More than 20 area culinary pros will create French-inspired dishes to pair with this year’s Beaujolais Nouveau, and there will be an additional 40 varieties of vino, as well as live entertainment, to round out the fun (tickets here).

Beaujolais Nouveau Menu
Thursday, November 21
Le Central (112 E. 8th Ave.)
Stop in for dinner and enjoy a special three course, $27 French tasting menu of dishes made with Beaujolais. Pair it with a variety of Beaujolais Nouveau by the glass or bottle. Also ask about flights. 

Beaujolais Nouveau Special
Thursday–Saturday, November 21-24
La Merise (2700 E. 3rd Ave.)
Stop in to the restaurant in the Cherry Creek North Shopping Center to grab a bite and try this year’s Beaujolais Nouveau for $5 per glass, or $20 per bottle.

4th Annual Beaujolais Nouveau Night
7:30–10:30 PM, Friday, November 22; $50
West Washington Park
Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, live music, dancing and new things to check out at at Historic Grant Avenue along with this year’s Beaujolais Nouveau. Tickets are available online here, or at La Belle Rosette or Wash Perk.

Top photo via Flickr user Sergey Melkonov; bottom photo via Flickr user jetalone

Recent Articles
spacer

Feedback

How are we doing? Tell us what you like or don't like and how we can improve. We would love to hear your thoughts!

*Name:
*E-mail:
*Suggestions:
 
Whiskey, Wine and Cigars with Avanti and Carbon Cafe
by Carrie Dow Apr 26, 2017
Bacon and Beer Classic Returns to Mile High

Bacon and Beer Classic Returns to Mile High

Enjoy bacon and beer, fun and games....read more ›

by Carrie Dow Apr 26, 2017
Thu
Apr 27
Sat
May 13
Sports Authority Field at Mile High 
Sat
May 13
Sports Authority Field at Mile High 
SPONSORED
Finally, A 10-Pound Moscow Mule Exists in New York City

Finally, A 10-Pound Moscow Mule Exists in New York City

Dream Hotels in New York City is finally appealing to a cross-section of society that has been severely underrepresented lately: those who love Moscow...read more ›

by Ryan Hudak Apr 25, 2017
Adrift Tiki Bar Has New Owners and New Happy Hour

Adrift Tiki Bar Has New Owners and New Happy Hour

One thing that has not changed is the tiki vibe that so many have come to love....read more ›

by Carrie Dow Apr 25, 2017
Behind the Bar: Trevor Schneider, US Reyka Vodka Ambassador

Behind the Bar: Trevor Schneider, US Reyka Vodka Ambassador

This installment of Behind the Bar is focused on Trevor Schneider, the US brand ambassador for the Icelandic Reyka Vodka....read more ›

by Alexander Frane Apr 19, 2017
Drinking Wine is the Best Mental Exercise, According to Science

Drinking Wine is the Best Mental Exercise, According to Science

Can drinking wine actually be beneficial to your health? A professor of neuroscience at Yale may have found an answer....read more ›

by Alexander Frane Apr 12, 2017
Get Sophisticated Munchies at TAG on 420

Get Sophisticated Munchies at TAG on 420

TAG will take your favorite food cravings and make 'em, TAG-style!...read more ›

by Carrie Dow Apr 11, 2017
This Summer, You Can Drink Your Rose Out Of a Forty

This Summer, You Can Drink Your Rose Out Of a Forty

A company called Forty Ounce Wines is now selling this warm-weather wine in forties, giving drinkers a whole new way to drink 'rose all day.'...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Apr 10, 2017
The First Annual Red Rocks BBQ & Brewfest is Coming to Denver, April 22

The First Annual Red Rocks BBQ & Brewfest is Coming to Denver, April 22

With a plethora of beer festivals in Colorado, organizers need to find a niche in order to have any chance of ...read more ›

by Nathan Solheim Apr 10, 2017
SPONSORED
View all Articles

Sign up to get weekly drinking news, bar reviews, events and more sent directly to your inbox!

Close