2011 Beaujolais & Beyond Wine Festival
at the Omni Dallas

November 18, 2011 from 7-9:30pm

Savoir-faire is French for know-how and the French know how to throw a party. Read Andrew Chalk's report in D magazine SideDish.

At the 28th Annual Beaujolais & Beyond Wine Festival, one of the first events held at the new Omni Dallas Hotel, you’re invited to sample not only a full range of Beaujolais – the Nouveau, Beaujolais-Villages and the Cru selections – but also wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhone Valley, and Provence, as well as from California, Oregon, Washington and Texas, and beers from Artisanal Beverage Company.

Mingle with celebrities, including Miss Texas 2011, see a fashion show and cabaret entertainment, bid in a silent auction - but when it comes to wine, start with a sip of Beaujolais Nouveau to experience the juicy new harvest. Then look for Beaujolais-Villages, from cherry to garnet in color with aromas of red fruit with blackcurrant and strawberry. Next taste fuller-bodied wines labeled cru. Moulin-à-Vent, Juliénas, Morgon, and Fleurie are four of the crus, notable for their profuse nuances. They're favorites of food lovers because they accompany many different types of food and show them off so well.

Beaujolais wine tourism 2011 guidebook, in three downloads.

Cost: $65, ($60 in advance, online). Over 21 only; photo id required
Location: Omni Dallas Hotel, 555 South Lamar, Dallas TX 75202
Attire: Cocktail or business attire; coat check will available
Parking: Valet and self-parking
Information: French-American Chamber of Commerce, Dallas/Ft.Worth 972.241.0111

Cadeau is French for gift. Take home your commemorative wine glass.

- DallasWine.com, November 2011