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Beaujolais & Beyond 2013

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by Andrew Chalk

Every year Beaujolais & Beyond, the French American Chamber of Commerce’s big festival gets better. It started out 30 years ago as a local echo of the Beaujolais Nouveau festival being promoted globally at that time. Nowadays, the title is essentially a cover for, first of all, the promotion of French food and wine culture. This year saw classic French cuisine from Lavendou, craft beers from brewer Gasgogne, wines from Château Pontet-Canet of Bordeaux, Châteauneuf du Pape from the Rhône, Momessin Cru Beaujolais (getting a day out of obscurity thanks to the title of the festival) from Moulin-à-Vent and Morgon, and Volnay and a Premier Cru wines from Santenay. California and Pacific Northwest wines also had their own booth. And representing Texas was Duchman with Trebbiano and Vermentino (white) and Montepulciano and Aglianico (reds).

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Celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau This Friday Nov 30

by Steven Doyle

Sponsored by the French American Chamber of Commerce of Dallas/Fort Worth (FACC), the Festival not only includes Beaujolais Nouveau, but additional French and American wines. Wines will provide a taste from Alsace, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Loire Valley, Rhône Valley, California, Washington and Texas vintages.

This year’s Festival takes place on Friday, Nov. 30 from 7 to 9:30pm, at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas (ICCLC), being the first FACC event to be held in Irving and will host more than 2,000 attendees expected at what has now become the largest Beaujolais & Beyond Wine Festival in the U.S.       Continue reading

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