Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Beaujolais on the way

Celebrate the first grape harvests of the year -- aka "Les premières vendanges" -- by tasting the 2013 Beaujolais Nouveau and other wines from the Beaujolais region 6-9 p.m. Nov. 21 at Foundation For The Carolinas' Luski Gallery. Charlotte is one of 16 cities in the United States that is "an official Beaujolais city" as recognized by the Union Interprofessionelle des Vins du Beaujolais. Also on hand: French food from Santé and a dessert demo, plus a silent auction, raffles, live jazz and other entertainment (fencing! ballroom dancing!). $30, increasing to $35 after Nov. 15 ($25 for members of the Charlotte International Cabinet and Alliance Française; $60 for VIP tickets). 220 N. Tryon St.; 704-336-2174 or charlotteinternational.org, or afcharlotte.org.