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Giveaway: A Pair of Tickets to the Beaujolais & Beyond Wine Festival on November 30

Happy Back-To-Work Day for all of you! To alleviate your sadness, we’re giving away two pairs of tickets to the 29th annual Beaujolais & Beyond Wine Festival on November 30, which takes place inside the Irving Convention Center at 7 p.m. It’s a festival celebrating French and American vintages with cancans, caricatures, French music, and mimes. Eat (small bites from places like Boulevardier and Cadot, just to name a few). Drink (wines from Bourdeaux and Rhone Valley). And make merry on a Friday night, like all you vinos know how to do.

To enter this giveaway, tell us your favorite French wine in the comments below. We’ll pick a winner on Wednesday at noon, and that lucky person’s name will be placed at will call.

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DALLAS – Oct. 17, 2011– Local wine lovers will uncork bottles of new and select vintages in the ambiance of a Parisian paradise at the 2012 Beaujolais & Beyond Wine Festival. Sponsored by the French-American Chamber of Commerce of Dallas/Fort Worth (FACC), the Festival not only includes Beaujolais Nouveau, but additional French and American wines. The Festival’s signature Sommelier Sponsor, Goody Goody Wine & Spirits, will provide Alsace, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Loire Valley, Rhône Valley, California, Washington and Texas vintages guaranteed to please the palate of even the most demanding wine aficionado.

This year’s Festival will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, November 30, and is the first-ever FACC event to be held at the new, state-of-the-art Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas. Conveniently located in the heart of the Las Colinas Urban Center, the Irving Convention Center will host more than 2,000 attendees expected to join what has now become the largest Beaujolais & Beyond Wine Festival in the United States.


Upon arrival, guests will travel the streets of Paris in an environment designed to reflect the look and feel of the renowned City of Lights. While strolling through the Place du Tertre and past the marvelous Montmartre, guests may sample signature delicacies offered by some of the area’s top gourmet chefs and specialties including Boulevardier, Cadot Restaurant, Conti Gourmet Coffee, Cook Hall at W Hotel, Decanter Restaurant & Wine Lounge, Delice Chocolatier Selection, Empire Baking Company, Evian North America, Frogg Coffee Bar and Creperie, Henry’s Homemade Ice Cream, Hotel St. Germain, la Madeleine, Lavendou Bistro Provençal, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, Les Trois Petits Cochons, Main Street Bakery and Bistro, Marcus Café, Mozzarella Company, Parigi, Sambuca Uptown, Scardello Artisan Cheese, and more.

Additionally, guests will have the chance to bid in a fabulous silent auction, be dazzled by a fashion presentation by Anne Fontaine, and entertained by cancan dancers, caricaturists, lively French music and mimes. In attendance at the 29th annual Festival will be Consul General of France, Frédéric Bontems, one of the esteemed guests of honor, as well as the Mayor of the City of Irving, Beth Van Duyne, and Miss Texas 2012.
“Guests will have a unique opportunity to savor a selection of French wines from the Alsace, Beaujolais, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Loire Valley and Rhône Valley regions, as well as premium American and Texas wines,” said Eric Corticchiato, FACC Executive Vice President and Chairman of the 2012 Dallas Beaujolais & Beyond Wine Festival. “And don’t be shy about wearing your berets. It’s not just a chance for novice and discriminating wine lovers alike to experience something exciting and new, it’s an evening to celebrate French culture-and most importantly, to have fun.”
Tickets are $65 per person in advance or $70 at the door; parties of four or more are $60 each. Order by October 31 and save $5 per ticket. Call 972-241-0111 to order or register online at All tickets can be purchased by MC/Visa, Amex, Diners Club, Discover, cash or check mailed to the local FACC at 2665 Villa Creek Dr., Suite 214, Dallas, TX 75234.

Every ticket holder will receive a commemorative wine glass.


About The French-American Chamber of Commerce

The French-American Chamber of Commerce in Dallas – one of the largest bi-national, non-profit and non-political organizations in Texas with over 200 members, seeks to contribute to the development and improvement of economic, commercial and financial relations between France and the United States. France has more than 180 subsidiaries in Texas, and 50 of these are located in the Metroplex. French companies based in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex employ over 10,000 people.


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  • Lori Richman

    Chateau Sociando Mallet 2000

  • Tish

    2010 Baron Philippe de Rothschild Chateau Clerc-Milon, Pauillac, France

    Pauillac is my best friend

  • Drew

    Côtes-du-Rhone. Always enjoyable!

  • Elizabeth

    Forever my favorite memory- 2008 Domaine Jean Monnier & Fils Beaune 1er Cru Montrevenots Pinot Noir

  • Sofie T


  • Betsy Orton

    Veuve Clicquot or Ruinart. I’m a bubblehead. And they’re both amazing. Pick me!

  • Sharon Fancher

    Champagne for me! Or 2005 Burguet Alain Gevrey Chambertin Billard.

  • Tina Trevino

    I’ve never had a French wine! Ive been so deprived, I must attend this event to get educated. Mimes? I’m so there!

  • Mike

    Beaujolais no favorite yet.

  • Olivia Whittaker

    Chateau Coussin, Rose, Cotes de Provence 2008

  • Lindsey Kuhnen

    Cabardes, Cuvee Requieu 2006, Domaine de Cabrol.


  • Jennifer Vilbig

    Pierre Sparr – from Alsace – I lived in Lorraine for a summer! Brings back good memories!

  • joerdz

    Batard Montrachet

  • Mike

    Having been to B&B a few years ago, the fun part is tasting the various wines. Some are better than others and the food is excellent. Haven’t had a chance to go in a couple of years now.

  • Michael Stapp

    Chateau Prieuré-Lichine

  • Erin Oden

    2006 Bourgogne Pinot Noir

  • Erin Oden

    2006 Bourgogne Pinot Noir

  • Estephie

    I’m really loving Carmenere right now which, from what I understand, has its origins in France, but not grown there as much anymore.

  • Courtney Davis

    My absolute favorite French wine happens to be the very FIRST wine I ever tasted. Louis Jadot’s Beaujolais Villages! Not only is the label beautiful, the wine inside makes me very happy!

  • Crispin Reedy

    Bordeaux – mmm!

  • Crispin Reedy


  • Monika Szewczyk

    I love the Chateau De La Chaize Brouilly. love French wine!!! oh la la!!!

  • Monika Szewczyk

    I love the Chateau De La Chaize Brouilly. I love French Wine, oh la la la!!!

  • DLR

    A French wine that I had recently and enjoyed was Dom Arnoux Les Pimentires – Savigny Les Beaune….I don’t have a true favorite yet though.

  • Lorenzo

    1787 Chateau Margaux – certainly not to drink, but to literally own a piece of history and to be able to say I have shared something with Thomas Jefferson

  • Lisa Lanier

    Chateau Tour de Bonnet Blanc, Entre-Deux-Mers – 2011
    It is very refreshing and flavorful and I love it!

  • Rachael Etienne

    Goulee Medoc 2005

  • Rachael Etienne

    Goulee Medoc 2005

  • Carol Shih

    The winner just received an email with instructions. Thanks for playing, everyone.

  • Kayle Barnes

    A 1988 Un Monbazillac antigo that I enjoyed with my best friend’s family in St. Brieux. It was a Christmas I’ll never forget!

  • Heather

    A French wine is only as good as the Cathedral it is served in: . Thus, my favorite French wine would be one where it was served to me in a glass from a place of Sacredness. The best French wine is sacred just like the experience and location it is tasted from – in a French Cathedral. – Heather

  • Heather

    A French wine is only as good as the Cathedral it is served in: . Thus, my favorite French wine would be one where it was served to me in a glass from a place of Sacredness. The best French wine is sacred just like the experience and location it is tasted from – in a French Cathedral.