The FACC hosts a variety of social and cultural events in order to promote ties between France and the Pacific Northwest region. Such events are a way for members and their guests to expand their networks and enjoy French culture while contributing to the region's position as a dynamic, growing and international market.
Le Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Festival
Despite the chill and drizzle of a typical autumn evening in Seattle. Around 400 revelers gather each year to clink glasses and celebrate l'arrivée du Beaujolais Nouveau. The festival-goers from across Puget Sound were in attendance to honor the French tradition of welcoming the arrival of the first 2011 "new wines" - the famous Beaujolais Nouveau wine from the Beaujolais region of France. The evening started off à la française with rousing tunes by celebrated local accordionist, Bonnie Birch. There was much to see, do, eat and drink with wine bars sponsored by Georges Duboeuf, Maison Louis Jadot, Evening Land Vineyards, Joseph Drouhin and the Northwest Wine Academy of the South Seattle Community College.
Guests had the opportunity to mingle with fellow French, Francophone and Francophile celebrants who included representatives from domestic and international business, the non-profit sector, the Washington State Consular Corps, as well as local government representatives. This exclusive party was the perfect way to kick-off the holiday season and rejoice the French way with wine, food, music, festivities and fun.
Read more about the 2012 event!
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