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Where To Drink Beaujolais Nouveau Tonight

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Youth isn't often celebrated in the wine world—unless you're talking about Beaujolais Nouveau, a red wine made with Gamay grapes in the Beaujolais region of France. It's fermented for only a few weeks before being released on the third Thursday of November each year. Here's where to celebrate the 2012 release by toasting to your Friday hangover.
—Amy Cavanaugh

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Celebrate all weekend with a special two-course meal that’s designed to pair withthe young wine. Purchase a bottle of Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau, andyou’ll get a $29 menu with choices such as country pate with pickles and a baguette,steak frites, and coq au vin. The menu is available Thursday through Saturday.

Central Michel Richard

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Think you can identify where a pinot noir comes from? When you head into CentralMichel Richard from 5-10 p.m. on Thursday, not only can you get Domaine Dupeuble by the bottle or glass, you can test your palate with wine tasting games. They’ll also be offering 15% off all other wines from the Burgundy region, Parisian jazz, and a special menu with items like Cote de Boeufs with Beaujolais reduction and crème brulee French toast.

Vinoteca Wine Bar & Bistro

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Vinoteca switches things up a bit with a Beaujolais NO-veau celebration. Instead ofoffering tastes of the young wine, they’ll focus on two vintages from 2011, so youcan taste what Beaujolais Nouveau can become. Stop in on Thursday for $10 specials on two artisan Beaujolais wines, including a rare white one made with Chardonnay grapes.

Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar

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For an especially festive atmosphere, Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar is hosting a tastingwith Hot Club of DC, a Gypsy jazz band. The tasting will be held in the wine barstarting at 6 p.m. on Thursday.

Mon Ami Gabi

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Can’t make it out Thursday? Mon Ami Gabi in Bethesda is offering a special menufrom November 15 at 5 p.m. until November 21 at 8 p.m. The menu offers dishes inspired by the wine, including oysters with Beaujolais mignonette, cream of garlic soup with cabbage, beans, and duck confit, and blackcurrant sorbet with red wine syrup.

La Maison Française

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The Alliance Française’s annual Friday night party is a big one, with light bitesfrom La Sandia, Zengo, and Zentan, plus French bread, cheese, pâté, and pastries.The Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais will flow freely, plus there will be a blind tastingcontest, trivia, and other activities.

Bastille

Celebrate all weekend with a special two-course meal that’s designed to pair withthe young wine. Purchase a bottle of Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau, andyou’ll get a $29 menu with choices such as country pate with pickles and a baguette,steak frites, and coq au vin. The menu is available Thursday through Saturday.

Central Michel Richard

Think you can identify where a pinot noir comes from? When you head into CentralMichel Richard from 5-10 p.m. on Thursday, not only can you get Domaine Dupeuble by the bottle or glass, you can test your palate with wine tasting games. They’ll also be offering 15% off all other wines from the Burgundy region, Parisian jazz, and a special menu with items like Cote de Boeufs with Beaujolais reduction and crème brulee French toast.

Vinoteca Wine Bar & Bistro

Vinoteca switches things up a bit with a Beaujolais NO-veau celebration. Instead ofoffering tastes of the young wine, they’ll focus on two vintages from 2011, so youcan taste what Beaujolais Nouveau can become. Stop in on Thursday for $10 specials on two artisan Beaujolais wines, including a rare white one made with Chardonnay grapes.

Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar

For an especially festive atmosphere, Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar is hosting a tastingwith Hot Club of DC, a Gypsy jazz band. The tasting will be held in the wine barstarting at 6 p.m. on Thursday.

Mon Ami Gabi

Can’t make it out Thursday? Mon Ami Gabi in Bethesda is offering a special menufrom November 15 at 5 p.m. until November 21 at 8 p.m. The menu offers dishes inspired by the wine, including oysters with Beaujolais mignonette, cream of garlic soup with cabbage, beans, and duck confit, and blackcurrant sorbet with red wine syrup.

La Maison Française

The Alliance Française’s annual Friday night party is a big one, with light bitesfrom La Sandia, Zengo, and Zentan, plus French bread, cheese, pâté, and pastries.The Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais will flow freely, plus there will be a blind tastingcontest, trivia, and other activities.

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