Festivals/Events, Wine/Cocktails

Special event: 2011 Beaujolais Nouveau

When: Fri., Nov. 18, 8 p.m. 2011

France's celebration of "Les premiere vendanges" or (pardon my French) "the first grape harvest of the year" is a big vino deal. And since the festivities related to it have taken to globe-trotting across 16 cities in the U.S., it's only fitting that the practically royal Queen City is included. Alliance Francaise de Charlotte and the Charlotte International Cabinet have teamed up for the 2011 Beaujolais Nouveau, in its 18th year, at Levine Museum of the New South. At the event, wines - specifically from the Beaujolais region of France - are available for sniffing, shaking and most importantly, tasting. Pair those sips with the available French food and music, and you've got one fulfilling event. Raffles and a silent auction are also transpiring through the course of the evening. For more information, visit www.charlotteinternational.org.

Anita Overcash

Price: $20-$30

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