Fairly sure the title literally means “the arrival of the new Beaujolais,” Beaujolais being a French AOC known for light-bodied reds with relatively high acidity*. “l’Arrivée du Beaujolais Nouveau,” it turns out, is an international marketing event. Our favorite Francophiles, the Alliance Française de Pasadena, are having a wine tasting at Monopole this Friday to celebrate. Your $20 entry fee (advance reservations required) gets you into the party, some wine tasting, some French cheese, some raffle tickets. No walk-ins.
l’Arrivée du Beaujolais Nouveau
Friday, November 18, 6 – 9 p.m.
21 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena
$20; RSVP Required; No Walk-ins