Cultural Thursdays: Cabaret Beaujolais Night [fr]
Each year on the third Thursday of November, we celebrate the Beaujolais Nouveau! Presented by the Alliance Française de Manille and the Embassy of France, the next edition of Les Jeudis Culturels (Cultural Thursdays) will be taking a Beaujolais twist as we introduce you to three Beaujolais wines: Brouilly, Morgon and Mâcon-Villages.
The Beaujolais wine takes its name from the historical province of Beaujolais, located in the north of Lyon (Lyon is said to be the city of three rivers: the Rhône river, the Saône river and the Beaujolais wine river!).
Beaujolais is also a French Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) wine, generally made from the Gamay grape which has a thin skin and is low in tannins. Beaujolais tends to be a very light-bodied red wine with relatively high amounts of acidity. Whites, such as Macon Villages, are made with Chardonnay grapes.
Celebrating the Beaujolais is part of our French tradition, so on Thursday, November 21, we invite you to partake in delicious French wine and food while enjoying a musical performance by French singer Eric Soulard, accompanied by Filipino artists Butch Roxas (guitar), and Jack Lagonoy (bass).