French Embassy Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Celebration: Evening of French Wine, Cuisine, Music, and Dancing
Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé! Savor the latest Beaujolais Nouveau wine. Join us on your own or with friends to meet and socialize with ICDC members as you enjoy an evening of music, wine, and dance at the French Embassy!
We are completely sold out. No additional tickets will be available for purchase at the entrance.

Event Date

Friday, November 16, 2018 at 6:30 PM

Event Address

Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road NW
Washington DC 20007

Requested Attire

Cocktail attire suggested. All attendees must be strictly 21 and over with the French Embassy checking and validating IDs of guests.

Event Description

Each year, in November; a fresh batch of Beaujolais Nouveau wine is released in France, shipped throughout the world and enjoyed by thousands! This special tradition is celebrated each year in partnership with the French-American Chamber of Commerce at the Embassy of France and is a must for party-goers who appreciate French "savoir-vivre." What better way to celebrate the end of the 2018 wine harvest in style than at the Embassy of France at DC’s only official celebration?
 
Enjoy unlimited Beaujolais Nouveau all night long, sample food from some of Washington’s best French restaurants, and dance the night away at The Wine Event Of The Year!

Join us for a joyous and lively evening featuring:

  • French buffet prepared by leading DC restaurants as well as the Embassy of France's chefs
  • French breads, cheeses, pâtés and pastries
  • Open bar of free-flowing Beaujolais Nouveau wine
  • Cash bar for all other drinks (beers, red, white & Champagne).
  • The night will continue with one of Washington's top DJ spinning the best American, French, Euro and top 40 dance hits. A spectacular light display will fill the embassy and the dance floor to add that special late night French touch!
  • To complement the libations, festivities will also include an online and silent auction, and a raffl
  • Paintings exhibition of French ARTist Stephane Koerwyn throughout La Maison Française
 The Beaujolais Nouveau celebration is a French cultural "Fete" that will take place in accordance with popular French annual tradition and custom for uncorking the Beaujolais Nouveau wine. We will serve light fare from leading DC restaurants, accompanied by French breads, cheeses, pâtés and pastries. Guests will be treated to free-flowing Beaujolais Nouveau wine with additional wine available for purchase at the cash bar.

Don’t miss this fun-filled and free-flowing annual tradition at the Embassy of France! We encourage you to purchase tickets soon, as this event sells out quickly every year.
 
Please Note:
The event is organized as a festival of wine. As such there are many facets to the evening and the evening is planned so that you can mingle and walk inside the embassy to discover and celebrate French culture and cuisine. Kindly note that the event is not organized as a seated function or dinner event but rather as a cocktail reception with light fare.

We are completely sold out. No additional tickets will be available for purchase at the entrance.

Tickets

  No Tickets are currently available. For additional assistance, please contact us.


Please note that online ticket sales are non-refundable. The current ticket prices are listed above. Please note that ticket prices are subject to increase as we approach the commencement of the event and we encourage you to reserve your tickets early, as space is limited.

The International Club of DC Thanks Our Sponsors

 

Event Agenda (May change)

Due to security considerations at the embassy, we are unable to accept walk-ins. You must reserve a ticket in advance to attend this event. Absolutely no door sales. All guests must be strictly 21 and over.

6:30 PM Admission Grand Cru VIP Tickets Admission
Make your experience extra special with a VIP Tasting Reception until 7:30 PM. A hundred of our top-tier members and well-known personalities from Washingtonian political and professional circles will be in attendance. VIP Guests arrive an hour and a half in advance of the Beaujolais Celebration to enjoy tastings of food and wine. Open bar until 8:00 PM for VIP guests and after that enjoy free-flowing Beaujolais Nouveau wine with beer, sparkling wine, and other wines available for purchase at the cash bar.

8PM Admission Premier Cru Ticket
Enjoy light fare from leading DC restaurants, accompanied by French breads, cheeses, pates and pastries. Guests will be treated to free-flowing Beaujolais Nouveau wine. Beer, sparkling wine, and other wines available for purchase at the cash bar. The festivities will include a dancing to a DJ as you enjoy the festivities. The event concludes at 11:00PM.

Please ensure that you arrive at the French Embassy by 9:30 PM as Embassy Security may conclude admission to the event at 9:30 PM.

Map/Parking

If driving, street parking will be available on Reservoir Road and throughout the surrounding neighborhoods. Also, there is a pay lot located across the street at Georgetown University Hospital. Due to security considerations, parking WILL NOT be available on the grounds of the Embassy of France.

If using public transportation, the D6 Metro Bus towards Sibley Hospital drops off directly in front of the embassy. Due to limited parking, we recommend Uber, public transportation or a cab.


Please note that the map is enclosed below as a courtesy to you and for your convenience but we do not guarantee the accuracy of the map or the directions provided by Google. It is your responsibly to arrive safely and on time at the address of the event disclosed above.

Parking is limited to street parking in the vicinity of the venue. Kindly note that, as is the case in most major cities, the availability of street parking in Washington DC is limited and beyond our control. Due to the limited availability of parking, we highly recommend a cab, Uber/Lyft or other transportation option. The event start at the designated time so please allow sufficient time for traffic/travel/transportation and parking as these factors are beyond our control.