D.C.: Contraband French Wine Finally Available, Again

It's time for some foreign news from the international country of France. Why are we returning to thiscountry of delinquents who spend their days protesting, smoking cigarettes and sucking down coffee? Because the French have strange, baseless laws about wine, laws that we follow here in D.C. for no other reason than that they exist and they encourage bars to give out wine for free on the third Thursday in November. According to French law, new batches of the special French wine Beaujolais Nouveau, cannot, for Important Reasons, be served until the clock strikes midnight tonight.


Where to drink this contraband French Wine in D.C.:

  • Bistrot Du Coin: The party at Bistrot Du Coin is known for getting out of control. And here's why: starting at midnight, they serve bottomless glasses of Beaujolais Nouveau, free. The party starts at 11 p.m., but be warned: they have a one-in-one-out policy and this is a popular event. Be prepared to wait.
  • 1905: The consumption of contraband wine is certainly one activity that the hipsters won't be sitting out. Brightest Young Things are hosting a Beaujolais Nouveau party at 1905. Cost is $10, but the wine will be available for no additional cost starting at midnight.
  • Embassy of France: Because there is almost always a charitable element to every expensive event that involves alcohol, the Beaujolais Nouveau celebration at the Embassy of France is a fundraiser for the French-American Cultural Foundation and the French-American Chamber of Commerce. The $70 ticket includes appetizers, three glasses of the wine, and a chance to win a trip to Paris.
  • Alliance Francaise Cultural Institute: Drinking contraband wine early Thursday morning is difficult for Americans, which is why the Alliance Francaise is hosting their Beaujolais Nouveau party on Friday night from 6:30-9:30 pm. The $35 ticket includes wine, cheese, and, yes, the chance to win a trip to Paris.
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