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Fête du Beaujolais Nouveau 2017

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 2017-11-06 07:23
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 18:30
Alliance Française de Durban
22 Sutton Crescent
Berea
KZN
4001
ZA

Alliance Francaise de Durban presents 2017 Fête du Beaujolais Nouveau Alliance Francaise de Durban: Friday, 17 November.


Tickets are R50 for members, students of AF and R70 for non-members For groups it is recommended to book in advance. Tickets will also be available at the door. RSVP to afdbn@global.co.za or call 031 312 9582.

Be part of the global celebration of the French tradition of serving the new wine of the harvest at a wine-tasting and fundraising function at the Alliance Francaise de Durban on Friday evening, 17 November.

The event is being hosted by Alliance Francaise de Durban and the French South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FSACCI) to celebrate the release of the 2017 Beaujolais Nouveau: a light, fruity red wine from France’s Beaujolais wine district. Beaujolais Nouveau Day is marked in France on the third Thursday in November with fireworks, music and festivals. Under French law, the wine is released at 12:01am just weeks after the wines’ grapes have been harvested.




In Durban the evening will feature Beaujolais Nouveau wine which has been flown in especially for the occasion, a special Beaujolais menu and live music with Magali, French accordionist and “Quattro femmes” (from the KZNPO) featuring music of Edith Piaf and other classic French songs.
La Fête du Beaujolais Nouveau is a traditional French festival but also a fundraiser for the Alliance Française de Durban, a local non-profit organisation whose mission is to promote the French language and culture. The Alliance française de Durban, part of an international network of more than 800 chapters offering French language courses for adults and children as well as a variety of French cultural events throughout the year.

Portions of the funds raised will be used for our social inclusion programme to facilitate access to education into both primary and secondary schools, and educational support through French classes and scholarships for refugee learners.

This celebration is also a part of a worldwide French tradition: When midnight strikes on the third Thursday of November, bars, restaurants, bistros and pubs around the world can begin serving the new wine of the harvest. The programme for the evening starts with a complimentary glass of Beaujolais Nouveau, followed by a ‘blind’ wine tasting workshop. Participants will also have the opportunity to buy raffle tickets and win amazing prizes throughout the evening; and they can participate in an auction.



Let’s celebrate wine with French flair at the Alliance Française de Durban !

Tickets are R50 for members, students of AF and R70 for non-members For groups it is recommended to book in advance. Tickets will also be available at the door. RSVP to afdbn@global.co.za or call 031 312 9582.



Friday 17th November | 18:30 | R50 & R70| Alliance Française de Durban

22 Sutton Crescent, Berea, KZN 4001

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