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Join us for the Sortie of the Beaujolais Nouveau | News Release | City of Alexandria

Join us for the Sortie of the Beaujolais Nouveau

Thursday, November 16th at Lloyd House

 

The Lloyd House

220 N. Washington St.

November 16, 7:30-10 p.m.

Please join the Alexandria-Caen Sister Cities Committee and the Office of Historic Alexandria, as we participate in the world’s largest wine party. Beaujolais Nouveau Day is marked in France on the third Thursday in November, the earliest French law allows this year’s wine to be served. Parties are held throughout France to celebrate the first wine of the season, and nearly half of the Beaujolais’s annual wine production, or 65 million bottles, will be consumed during Beaujolais Nouveau festivities. On this year’s Beaujolais Nouveau Day, celebrate the first taste of the 2017 harvest in the company of fellow French enthusiasts and Sister City supporters. The fresh and fruity Beaujolais Nouveau wine is made using a quick fermentation process so that it is ready in time to celebrate the end of each harvest season. Taste this year’s wine and learn more from Vanessa Moore, proprietor of UnWined. Erin Hablenko of MOMS will add tastings of cider!

Tickets include wine tastings as well as desserts and light fare.

Tickets are $35 per person and may be purchased by calling 703.746.4994 or through alexandriava.gov/Shop.

Constructed around 1796-1797, Lloyd House is one of the best examples of Alexandria’s late eighteenth-century Georgian style, and one of five buildings of the Georgian style remaining in the city. It is now used as administrative offices for the Office of Historic Alexandria, and may be rented for private events.

 

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, e-mail Nicole.Quinn@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.4554, Virginia Relay 711.

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