“Le Beaujolais est arriv

I’ve a confession to make. I’ve never actually been to a Beaujolais Nouveau party. I know it’s a big deal if you like young fruity French red wine, but somehow I always seem to miss it. If you’re a clueless Viking like me, here’s the drill.

The wine can’t be sold until the third Thursday of November, so it’s officially uncorked at midnight tomorrow. Starting late Wednesday night the traditionally fun parties are at Les Halles downtown and Bistrot du Coin in Dupont Circle - apparently this last one gets quite wild. Thursday night you can party at the French Embassy.

I once worked for a Frenchman, a Parisian no less. On the third Thursday he and a friend left for a “quiet” lunch at Les Halles. Three hours later they strolled into the office, giggling like schoolboys, with very conspicuously flushed cheeks. “We’ve been bad French boys,” he said, shrugging his shoulders, “But what can you expect? Le Beaujolais est arriv

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

As one of the founding editors of We Love DC, Jenn’s passions are theater and cocktails. After two decades in the city, she’s loved every quirky, mundane, elegant, rude minute of her DC life. A proud advocate for DC’s talented drinks scene, she’s judged the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s ARTINI contest, the DC Rickey Month contest, the Jefferson Hotel’s Quill Cocktail competition, and is a founding member of LUPEC DC. A graduate of Catholic University’s drama program, she toured the country as a member of National Players, and has been both an actor and a costume designer before jumping the aisle to theater criticism. Writing for We Love DC restored her happiness after a life-threatening illness, and she’s grateful to you, dear readers. Send your suggestions to jenn (at) welovedc (dot) com and follow her on Twitter.

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