Contraband French Wine Available To Non French People

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Here is your bit of foreign wine news, from the international country of France: the French like wine. They're also governed by millions of strange laws, laws that allow them to protest protesting, being fired, and other privileged things. There is a special wine, Beaujolais Nouveau, and, according to said strange French laws, new batches of the winecannot be served until the third Thursday in November, which is in like one or three days! Let's celebrate.


Where to drink this historically unavailable French wine:

  • Bistro Du Coin: Of all the celebrations, this one's the merriest and loudest -- and it's also free.  Tomorrow, November 17, at around 10 p.m., the restaurant will turn into a European nightclub, of sorts. They'll clear the tables to make a large dance floor, women will dance on the bar, and a French DJ will spin European trance music all night long. Free wine by the bucket, folks. It's a one-in-one-out policy, so be sure to get there early. [Bistro Du Coin]
  • Brightest Young Things: BYT is hosting “A Breathless Beaujolais” starting at 9 p.m. on Wednesday at the restaurant 1905. Door is $10, but there's no extra charge for wine. [BYT]
  • French Embassy: A more classy option is the celebration at the French Embassy on Thursday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $60 BUT BUT BUT this includes a French food buffet, wine, and the chance to win a trip to Paris. [French Embassy]
  • Bastille: This restaurant in Old Town Alexandria is pairing the wine with a fancy three-course prix fixe menu. Price is $39, but the wine costs extra... [Bastille Restaurant]
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