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Where To Celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau Day

"Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrive!"

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Beaujolais Nouveau, the classic red wine made from Gamay grapes in the Beaujolais region of France, has arrived. By law in France, the third Thursday of November is Beaujolais Nouveau Day, a celebration of harvest and perhaps the French equivalent of Thanksgiving. That is when this popular young wine fermented for only weeks before being released for sale; releasing it before is illegal.

Although Nouveau has been consumed and celebrated by vignerons for centuries, the 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 arrive" comes from that racing history.

If you want to get in the holiday spirit with a glass of Beaujolais Nouveau, several restaurant in Denver and beyond are featuring it. What you will find on most lists is Jean Baronnat, a producer from one of the last remaining family-owned estates in the region. He only makes 500 cases and a local distribution company takes 350 of them. You will also find Domaine J. Boulon, Jean Foillard, and *fingers crossed* more.

Disclaimer: We advise to call ahead to ensure the Beaujolais Nouveau is still available at the restaurants included in this map.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Acorn

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3350 Brighton Blvd
Denver, CO 80216
(720) 542-3721
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2. RiNo Yacht Club

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3350 Brighton Blvd
Denver, CO

3. Beast + Bottle

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719 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 623-3223
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Beast + Bottle will be offering the 2014 Jean Baronnat Beaujolais Nouveau at $7 a glass, through the weekend.

4. Fuel Cafe

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3455 Ringsby Ct
Denver, CO 80216
(303) 296-4642
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The cafe (located in the Taxi district) will be pouring Beaujolais Nouveau from Jean Baronnat this weekend.

5. Z Cuisine & A Cote

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2239 W 30th Ave
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 477-1111
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The French Bistro is pouring the 2014 Jean Baronnat for $11 per glass or $44 for a bottle. Happy Hour prices are from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and are $3 off glasses and $10 off bottles.

6. Table 6

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609 Corona St
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 831-8800
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The restaurant will be pouring Jean Baronnat's 2014 Beaujolais Nouveau.

7. Caveau Wine Bar

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450 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 861-3747
Caveau has a selection of three Beaujolais Nouveaus. The Jean Baronnat will be poured for $8 or $9 per glass; Domaine J. Boulon, from Morgon, will be $11 per glass; Chateau de la Chaize, from Brouilly, will be $14 per glass. The wines will definitely be available Friday, though the restaurant has its fingers crossed for a Thursday delivery. The Wine Bar will have a special menu on Saturday evening.

8. To The Wind

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3333 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 316-3333
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To The Wind will be pouring the 2014 Jean Baronnat Beaujolais Nouveau.

9. Black Pearl

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1529 S Pearl St
Denver, CO 80210
(303) 777-0500
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The Pearl Street eatery will feature Jean Baronnat's 2014 Beaujolais Nouveau

10. Mateo

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1837 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 443-7766
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Jean Baronnat's 2014 Beaujolais Nouveau will make an appearance on the Mateo wine list.

11. Brasserie Ten Ten

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1011 Walnut St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 998-1010
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The French-style eatery in Boulder is among the local restaurants pouring the Jean Baronnat wine.

12. The Mediterranean

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1002 Walnut St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 444-5335
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Boulder diners can enjoy the 2014 Jean Baronnat Beaujolais Nouveau

13. Jax Fish House Boulder

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928 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 444-1811
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Jax is one of a handful of Boulder restaurants serving Jean Baronnat's 2014 Beaujolais Nouveau.

14. Cafe Aion

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1235 Pennsylvania Ave
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 993-8131
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Pouring Jean Baronnat's 2014 Beaujolais Nouveau.

15. PMG

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1035 Pearl St, Fl 4
Boulder, CO 80302
(800) 384-7760
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The restaurant will present the Beaujolais Nouveau from iconic producer Jean Foillard along with live music from 7 to 9 p.m.

16. Argyll Whisky Beer, A Gastropub

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1035 E. 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 847-0850
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The gastropub will be serving a Beaujolais Nouveau from Jean Baronnat for $8 per glass.

17. Mercantile Dining & Provision

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1701 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 460-3733
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Pouring the 2014 Jean Baronnat's Beaujolais Nouveau in honor of the French celebration.

1. Acorn

3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO 80216
3350 Brighton Blvd
Denver, CO 80216

2. RiNo Yacht Club

3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO
3350 Brighton Blvd
Denver, CO

3. Beast + Bottle

719 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
Beast + Bottle will be offering the 2014 Jean Baronnat Beaujolais Nouveau at $7 a glass, through the weekend.
719 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203

4. Fuel Cafe

3455 Ringsby Ct, Denver, CO 80216
The cafe (located in the Taxi district) will be pouring Beaujolais Nouveau from Jean Baronnat this weekend.
3455 Ringsby Ct
Denver, CO 80216

5. Z Cuisine & A Cote

2239 W 30th Ave, Denver, CO 80211
The French Bistro is pouring the 2014 Jean Baronnat for $11 per glass or $44 for a bottle. Happy Hour prices are from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and are $3 off glasses and $10 off bottles.
2239 W 30th Ave
Denver, CO 80211

6. Table 6

609 Corona St, Denver, CO 80218
The restaurant will be pouring Jean Baronnat's 2014 Beaujolais Nouveau.
609 Corona St
Denver, CO 80218

7. Caveau Wine Bar

450 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
Caveau has a selection of three Beaujolais Nouveaus. The Jean Baronnat will be poured for $8 or $9 per glass; Domaine J. Boulon, from Morgon, will be $11 per glass; Chateau de la Chaize, from Brouilly, will be $14 per glass. The wines will definitely be available Friday, though the restaurant has its fingers crossed for a Thursday delivery. The Wine Bar will have a special menu on Saturday evening.
450 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203

8. To The Wind

3333 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80206
To The Wind will be pouring the 2014 Jean Baronnat Beaujolais Nouveau.
3333 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80206

9. Black Pearl

1529 S Pearl St, Denver, CO 80210
The Pearl Street eatery will feature Jean Baronnat's 2014 Beaujolais Nouveau
1529 S Pearl St
Denver, CO 80210

10. Mateo

1837 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
Jean Baronnat's 2014 Beaujolais Nouveau will make an appearance on the Mateo wine list.
1837 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

11. Brasserie Ten Ten

1011 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302
The French-style eatery in Boulder is among the local restaurants pouring the Jean Baronnat wine.
1011 Walnut St
Boulder, CO 80302

12. The Mediterranean

1002 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302
Boulder diners can enjoy the 2014 Jean Baronnat Beaujolais Nouveau
1002 Walnut St
Boulder, CO 80302

13. Jax Fish House Boulder

928 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
Jax is one of a handful of Boulder restaurants serving Jean Baronnat's 2014 Beaujolais Nouveau.
928 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

14. Cafe Aion

1235 Pennsylvania Ave, Boulder, CO 80302
Pouring Jean Baronnat's 2014 Beaujolais Nouveau.
1235 Pennsylvania Ave
Boulder, CO 80302

15. PMG

1035 Pearl St, Fl 4, Boulder, CO 80302
The restaurant will present the Beaujolais Nouveau from iconic producer Jean Foillard along with live music from 7 to 9 p.m.
1035 Pearl St, Fl 4
Boulder, CO 80302

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16. Argyll Whisky Beer, A Gastropub

1035 E. 17th Avenue, Denver, CO 80218
The gastropub will be serving a Beaujolais Nouveau from Jean Baronnat for $8 per glass.
1035 E. 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80218

17. Mercantile Dining & Provision

1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202
Pouring the 2014 Jean Baronnat's Beaujolais Nouveau in honor of the French celebration.
1701 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202

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