CELEBRATE: Beaujolais Nouveau Release Party

Thursday, November 19 | 6pm – 8 pm
Vive le Beaujolais!


Come party like the French as the Brooks celebrates this annual wine drinking event, the Beaujolais Nouveau Release Party, where we’ll tap a barrel of Beaujolais to be enjoyed by all!

The third Thursday of November is the date when the year’s new vintage of Beaujolais is released and celebrated the world over.  Beaujolais is a very young wine — the grapes are harvested, fermented, and bottled within a few short months in order to meet the midnight-hour release time in late November.


Beaujolais is easy on the palette with its fair-bodied flavor and fruity accents.  It is made from the Gamay grape.  This wine is so unique, it is considered to be from its own singular region even though it is next door to several other established regions.

More interesting facts about Beaujolais Nouveau…


Complimenting the playfulness of the wine it celebrates, the Brooks event will take on a Parisian street fair atmosphere.  See la vie en rose as you stroll through the Brushmark to the tunes of Edith Piaf, sampling French food by Chefs Wally Joe and Andrew Adams.  Menu highlights include brie crêpes, smoked beef and gruyere baguettes, crawfish pastries, not to mention an assortment of desserts like nutella-strawberry crêpes or warm beignets.  All this while sipping on an abundance of the new Beaujolais — poured straight from the barrel!

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets ($25 for members; $30 for non-members, which is inclusive of  food, drink, tax & gratuity — can you beat that price!?).


After the party, Beaujolais revelers are also invited to visit the featured exhibition Masterpieces from Museo de Arte de Ponce while they are here; and to attend the 7:30 pm performance of Sartre’s No Exit, presented by University of Memphis Department of Theatre and Dance, free of charge.


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