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Greenville's Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Festival

International Center of the Upstate has moved the event to FRIDAY!

November brings the wine event of the year celebrated by food and wine lovers all over the World.  This event will be at the Art Bar on Main (the Mezzanine level of the gallery) on Friday, November 18, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. and features wine-pouring stations, fabulous French food stations by Joseph, and of course Beaujolais nouveau wine jetted over from France, just days before!

Under French law, the wine may be released at 12:01 a.m. on the third Thursday of November; just weeks after the wine's grapes have been harvested. Fermentation is so short that the resulting wine exhibits fruity flavors and light tannins. Beaujolais Nouveau should be consumed right away (or within a year of being made), and is best served slightly cooled. Nearly half of the wine's 70-million-bottle production is exported abroad, mainly to Japan, Germany and the United States (where it is popularly enjoyed with Thanksgiving dinner). This celebration is part of a worldwide tradition: When midnight strikes on the third Thursday of November, bars, restaurants, bistros and pubs around the world can begin serving the new wine of the harvest.

Guests of the Art Bar on Main will enjoy the 2011 vintage, le vin primeur, of Beaujolais nouveau wines from select French vineyard Joseph Drouhin, as well as tastings from several major wineries including Georges Duboeu. Tantalizing charcuterie, cheeses served while tasting.

Beaujolais Nouveau is a young red wine made from handpicked Gamay grapes grown in the Beaujolais region of France, where the beverage accounts for half of the region's production. While most red wines improve with age, Beaujolais Nouveau is all about freshness. Many producers, including regional giant Georges Duboeuf, race to deliver the first of the vintage to celebrations throughout France and the world.

Wine by the bottle may be purchased for pickup on the following Tuesday for your Thanksgiving Dinner.

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  • Nancy G.

    Is this for girls only??

    November 11, 2011

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