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Celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau Day at These Restaurants

The red wine is flowing today around the world


The third Thursday of every November marks the annual uncorking of Beaujolais Nouveau. Under French law, new Beaujolais Nouveaus may not be sold until that day. This isn't the highest quality of wine, but the bright and acidic liquid is reason to celebrate the end of the growing season and an invitation to toast the fall bounty, in some ways, just like Thanksgiving.

In France, this holiday rose to fame in the early 1950's when wine makers would race to get to Paris from Beaujolais in carts and cars and carriages. The first to arrive with the wine in hand would sell the most wine and, more importantly, get showered with Champagne. The phrase "Le Beaujolais est arrivé" comes from that racing history.

In Denver and Boulder, several restaurants are pouring Beaujolais Nouveau tonight and in following days until they run out of it. If you want a taste, visit them:

Hudson Hill, 619 E 13th Avenue
The Plimoth, 2335 E 28th Avenue
Postino, 2715 17th Street
Colterra, 210 Franklin Street, Niwot
Oak at Fourteenth, 1400 Pearl Street, Boulder
Mateo, 1837 Pearl Street, Boulder
Brasserie 1010, 1011 Walnut St, Boulder
Table 6, 609 Corona Street
Stoic and Genuine, 1701 Wynkoop Street
Bistro Vendôme, 1420 Larimer Street
Guard & Grace, 1801 California Street

Hudson Hill

619 East 13th Avenue, , CO 80203 (303) 832-0776 Visit Website


210 Franklin Street, Niwot, CO 80544 303 652 0777 Visit Website

Brasserie Ten Ten

1011 Walnut Street, , CO 80302 (303) 998-1010 Visit Website

Stoic & Genuine

1701 Wynkoop Street, , CO 80202 (303) 640-3474 Visit Website

Guard and Grace

500 Dallas Street, , TX 77002 (346) 326-0789 Visit Website

Bistro Vendome

2267 Kearney Street, , CO 80207 (303) 825-3232 Visit Website


1837 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302 303 443 7766


1400 Pearl Street, , CO 80302 (303) 444-3622 Visit Website

Table 6

609 Corona Street, , CO 80218 (303) 831-8800 Visit Website