LA Fête du Beaujolais Nouveau

After a three year break, the Alliance Française is delighted to announce that it will resume hosting the Beaujolais Nouveau Festival. Together with the French Australian Chamber of Commerce (FACCI) we’re celebrating the tradition of the arrival of the ‘New Beaujolais’ – or the release of the first wine of the harvest – traditionally held every 3rd Thursday in November.

On the program will be wine and cheese degustation, Beaujolais cultural activities, musical performances, and prizes to be won. Make sure you don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to enjoy la  joie de vivre !

Venue and ticket info:

Where: Alliance Française de Melbourne, 51 Grey St, St Kilda
Date: Thursday 17 November 2016
Time: 7pm
Tickets: Full $45 / AFM member $30
Admittance requires purchase. Entry includes two glasses of wine and one cheese plate per head.

Book here

Beaujolais Nouveau night's entertainment activities include:

- French music concert, by La Mauvaise Reputation. French gypsy swing virtuosos, La Mauvaise Réputation are Australia’s most authentic interpreters of the wild rhythms and passion of 1930s Parisian hot jazz and the beautiful melodies of classic French chanson - sung en français, bien sûr.

- Trivia quiz



Great Prizes to win
during the night!

The Alliance Française, FACCI and partners have organised a raffle for the night. Tickets can be purchased during the event.

Price: one ticket $5 – 3 tickets $10

1st prize

  • Heathcote one day trip: Discovering the terroirs and winery of M. Chapoutier in Australia
  • 1 x Magnum of Malakoff 2010
  • One cheese hamper from Calendar Cheese
  • One set of 6 ‘Chef & Sommelier’ glasses

2nd prize

  • 6 x Mathilda Rose 2016 
  • One set of 6 ‘Chef & Sommelier’ glasses

3rd prize

  • 3 x Mathilda Rose 2016
  • 2 glasses of Beaujolais + 1 cheese plate


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