The French-American Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest will host their 27th Annual Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Festival at the Columbia Tower Club on Friday. Courtesy of Beaujolais Nouveau
The third Thursday of November (Nov. 21 this year) marks Beaujolais Nouveau Day, when France's most famous vin de primeur (a wine that may be sold the same year it is made) is released upon the world. As Tobias Coughlin-Bogue wrote in 2016, "Beaujolais Nouveau is such a magical, overabundantly fruity wine that it can help you forget that you live in the end times." Below, we've compiled all the restaurants and bars around Seattle that will fête the occasion by pouring their own Beaujolais Nouveau offerings.


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Bastille Cafe & Bar
Toast to this year's release of young French wine with special Beaujolais Nouveau pourings, along with wines from the Gang of Four and producers of Cru Beaujolais and Gamay-tailored tapas like salted cod cakes and beef tartare.

Madrona's wine bar and bottle shop will kick off the 2019 harvest with bottles of Cru and Nouveau Beaujolais and a "seasonally inspired Parisian street food menu."

Champion Wine Cellars
While they won't be featuring actual wine from Beaujolais, Champion Wine Cellars will hold a tasting that showcases the versatility of Gamay, the purple-colored grape variety used to make Beaujolais Nouveau and other wines, with renditions like sparkling wine, rosé, and two red wines from different cuvées (batches).

Double Barrel Wine Bar and Lounge
Stop in and sample Beaujolais Nouveau and other wines from the Beaujolais region with a special tasting flight available all day.

Le Pichet
Ranger and the Re-Arrangers will perform their brand of gypsy jazz while you partake in traditional and regional street food and sip Beaujolais en primeur wine by the glass, pitcher, or bottle.

Red Cow
Try a special tasting menu of wine pairings from Beaujolais, including the 2019 Beaujolais Nouveau from family-owned Domaine Dupeuble in southern Beaujolais.


Columbia Tower Club
Go unapologetically New Seattle at the Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Festival. No LaCroix, no thrift store shopping, no posting about protests you aren’t actually going to attend. Just a party held on the 76th floor of the Columbia Center to celebrate the release of exquisite (limited) Beaujolais Nouveau wines from France. While enjoying a stunning view of both Puget Sound and Lake Washington from Seattle’s tallest building, you’ll get a chance to mingle with representatives from Fortune 500 companies, trendsetters, and members of the Seattle Francophile community. Guests who go for the full VIP package will be served special hors d’oeuvres not meant for commoners. DAVID LEWIS

Briefly escape from the realities of the United States by listening to Parisian music from the vivacious Rouge duo, sipping Beaujolais Nouveau (available by the glass, bottle, or sample), and feasting on special dishes to match it, like raclette, mussels, chilled crevettes (shrimp), charcuterie plates, and boeuf bourguignon.