Every year the 3rd Thursday of November marks the day that the new bottles of the French wine, Beaujolais are cracked open.
And, every year, Charlotte's Mayor International Cabinet hosts a Festival in celebration.
One of my good friends has been the organizer of the event for the last several years so I always look forward to it.
Beaujolais wines are all red and a little on the dry side.
To be honest, they're not my favorite, but the event is.
This year's Festival was held at Charlotte's new location for Foundation for the Carolinas in Uptown.
Aside from wine there was munchies including fruit, cheese and meats.
There was music....
And, great company.
My friends Kelli and Amanda met me there.
Love when Kelli wears her hair straight!
The event was a great way to get out and mingle along with checking out the art in the Foundation.
This was by far my favorite piece.
I can see this hanging in a study or even a little boy's room.
The evening wrapped up with a fencing demonstration which I found fascinating!
To think that it's an Olympic sport does still blow my mind though!
Have you ever attended a Beaujolais Festival in your town?