Friday, November 22, 2013

Beaujolais Festival 2013

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?


Courtney B said...

LOVE your dress!
You are always attending the funnest events! I'm kind of jealous, ha ha! What a fun evening!

Sara said...

Fun! Beaujolais was one of the first red wines I started drinking. I used to love it, but it's not my favorite anymore. I've gotten pretty picky over the years and will now almost only drink Pinot Noirs. Well....I should say...that's what I buy for myself. I'm not picky when other people are providing the wine! :) haha

Fran @ Sassy Southern Bride said...

I want your hair! And yes I love that for a study or boy's room.

donatelli98 said...

Love Sara's comment above. Pretty much ditto for me!!

donna said...

Yum! Your hair looks great!

Ashley said...

I actually went to that winery in 10th grade on a school trip! ha. They wouldn't let us drink any, but let us bring some home for our parents. ha.