NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2010 /– In a dazzling display of aerial acrobatics, the first bottles of Georges Duboeuf 2010 Beaujolais Nouveau will be delivered into the hands of Actress Molly Sims and Franck Duboeuf for the official uncorking of this festive red wine on November 18 at New York City’s new District 36 club.
The wine’s dramatic arrival is part of Duboeuf’s nationwide Nouveau Cirque celebration, featuring theme parties with jugglers, acrobats and other artistic performances.
According to French law, Beaujolais Nouveau is released at one minute past midnight on the third Thursday of November. This decades-old tradition is celebrated worldwide with creative events, heralding the wine’s arrival. The wine is made from hand-harvested Gamay grapes and bottled six weeks after harvest.
“This year we celebrate Nouveau Cirque parties in a contemporary circus spirit to capture the excitement of Nouveau and the limitless possibilities for its enjoyment,” said Franck Duboeuf, co-proprietor of Les Vins Georges Duboeuf. “Beaujolais Nouveau is a youthful wine with a fresh vibe. It is an explosion of flavor on the palate with bright red fruits and rich, floral aromas. It is sure to be a crowd pleaser!”
Beaujolais Nouveau is the perfect wine for a party and pairs nicely with all kinds of cuisine, from burgers to holiday turkey. This versatile wine is best consumed slightly chilled. At $10-11 a bottle, it is a great value, ideal for serving at holiday get-togethers and social events.
While the Duboeuf New York Nouveau Cirque event with Molly Sims is for invited guests, many celebrations open to the public will take place around the U.S. Visit www.duboeufnouveau.com to find the parties and follow arrival events on Twitter @GeorgesDuboeuf and on the Georges Duboeuf Facebook fan page.
Here is a taste of Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau arrival parties around the country for everyone to enjoy:
For Nouveau Cirque Boston , Georges Duboeuf and wine group Second Glass will host a party at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts on November 18 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. Reservations: http://nouveaucirqueboston.eventbrite.com/.
Nouveau Cirque Chicago will start at 10 p.m. on November 17 with a midnight uncorking party at Vertigo Sky Lounge at the Dana Hotel and Spa. Reservations: Jason.Gutierrez@wjdeutsch.com.
Nouveau Cirque Orlando benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank will take place on November 18 at Funky Monkey Wine Company, 901 International Drive, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 at www.feedhopenow.org.
For Nouveau Cirque Savannah, Garibaldi’s Cafe, 315 W. Congress Street, will host a masquerade ball on November 18 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $60. Reservations: 912.232.7188.
The Gaslamp Quarter, one of San Diego’s most historic neighborhoods, will host Nu Beau San Diego , a massive block party with many of the Gaslamp Quarter’s retailers and restaurants offering Georges Duboeuf Nu Beau special promotions. All ticket sales will benefit The Gaslamp Quarter Association. Tickets are $5 at www.gaslamp.org.