Beaujolais & Beyond 2016

November 17, 2016

It is coming fast: dear friends, it is time to Beaujolais!

 Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé!


Find pictures of the event here, herehere and here!
(Courtesy of Shalev Weinstein, Rose Campiglia, Bill Simmons and Aviva Mattingly)


This is the spectacular event that receives attention from all over the world the third Thursday of November every year. We invite you to celebrate this year's opening of the Beaujolais Nouveau wine with us at the Beaujolais & Beyond 2016 !


Our Annual Online Auction is now closed!

                                                                 EVENT PROGRAM                                                                 

6:30 – 8:00 pm VIP Tasting Reception

As an exclusive event, the FACC is hosting a VIP Tasting Reception to take place in the heart of the Embassy of France in a privatized area. A hundred of our top-tier members and well-known personalities from Washingtonian political and professional circles will be in attendance.

VIP Guests arrive an hour and a half in advance of the Beaujolais & Beyond Celebration, and are ushered into a private setting with the decorum befitting esteemed guests of the VIP Tasting Reception. 

8:00 – 11:00 pm Beaujolais & Beyond Celebration!

The Beaujolais & Beyond Celebration is a French cultural “Fête” that will take place on the evening of Thursday, November 17, in accordance with popular French annual tradition and custom for uncorking the Beaujolais Nouveau wine. “Beaujolais & Beyond” will welcome wine lovers, foodies, Francophiles and party goers to the Maison Française, Embassy of France in Georgetown.

We will serve light fare from renowned Chef Daniel Labonne, the Embassy's very own Chef-in-Residence, accompanied by French breads, cheeses, pâtés and pastries. Guests will be treated to free-flowing Beaujolais Nouveau by Georges Duboeuf and a selection of wines from France, but not only! Note that this evening will feature an Open Bar for Beaujolais wine, as well as a Cash Bar for other wines, sparkling wine and beers. Please plan accordingly!

The festivities will include a pleasant D.J. atmosphere, dancing, an online and a silent auction and a raffle drawing for round-trip tickets to Paris. The Fête will last for 3 full hours. 

Dress Code: Business Casual

Optional Dress Code: Something that starts with the letter "B". It could be anything from a Ballerina to a Bright orange Bow tie to a Burgundy dress (also the native region of the Beaujolais wine).

Trust your imagination: Beaujolais & Beyond is a must for lovers of savoir-vivre!
You may also have a look at the other 19 French-American Chambers of Commerce's Beaujolais initiatives throughout the country here!

Kindly note that you need to be over 21 to attend this event: 100% ID check.

To receive the Promotional Code for members of the Chamber, please send an email to You submit the code by clicking "Enter promotional code", after that you will be able to access the discounted tickets.

Please note that this is a standing event. The seating options will be limited.

The tickets are Non Transferable and Non Refundable, please make sure that you put the right name on the tickets!

You may also have a look at the other 19 French-American Chambers of Commerce Beaujolais initiatives throughout the country here!

Discover the art by the French artist Stéphane K. here! His paintings will be displayed during the event.

IMPORTANT: No onsite parking is available. Public Parking is available on Reservoir Road, and across the street at Georgetown University Hospital's pay lot. See more infos on ParkopediaA Valet parking service to be confirmed - at the participant's expenses-

 - Pricing and Registration -

FACC WDC Members and AFDC Members Prices 
(FACCWDC Members: please request your promocode here: - membership will be checked against records)

Beaujolais & Beyond $70.00 

Beaujolais & Beyond PLUS VIP Reception $115.00 

Non-Member pricing

Beaujolais & Beyond $75.00

Beaujolais & Beyond PLUS VIP Reception $135.00 


-Discover our 2016 Wine Selection-
- Beaujolais & Beyond: Family Wineries from Around the World-

White wines:
Pascual Toso Sparkling wine - Argentina
Georges Duboeuf Macon Villages - France
Simonsig Chenin Blanc - South Africa
Vila Nova Vinho Verde - Portugal

Red wines:
Terrapura Pinot Noir - Chile
Vina Eguia Rioja Tempranillo - Spain
Paringa Shiraz - Australia
Ironstone Cabernet Sauvignon - California

The Wine Selection includes both the wines for the General Admission
and the exclusives for the VIP Reception.


- Event sponsors -

Our Exclusive Wine Sponsor:


Our Golden Sponsor:



Our Silver Sponsors:




Our Wines:


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