How time flies so fast like it seems it was only yesterday when we were gathered with rest of the Philippine Bloggers Network to Soiree Beaujolais which happened last year of this same month. From there we have learned that every third Thursday of November each year, millions of cases of Beaujolais Nouveau young red wine make their way down the hills in the French region of Burgundy to the bars and cafés across France. Not all cases are unloaded within French boundaries, as more will soon be opened in other parts of the world. And so we’ve met a lot of wine connoisseur during the Soiree Beaujolais event held in Manila last year.
The produce from the first yield would be poured out as a reward for those who helped in the harvest. French communities all over the globe celebrate this harvest fest, making it the world’s biggest wine event. This wine of varying fruity aromas is meant only to be enjoyed not swirled, sniffed and rated as one would do to red wines aged in oak barrels.
And so this merry-making half a world away comes to Manila once more as the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the Philippines holds the 21st Soiree Beaujolais on November 20 at the Tent City of the Manila Hotel, One Rizal Park, Manila.
The fete will be themed “Tradition and Innovation”, telling the story of France’s dynamic movement from the turn of the century in the 20s up to today by way of murals, visual collages, lighting, music, and the interpretative renderings in dance and other theatrical art forms.
France has been quietly making cutting edge innovations in various industries such as automation, aeronautics, and information technology. Furthermore, there are few areas where tradition and tech marry more beautifully than in the process of wine making. Decades of dedication to the craft of creating beautiful vintages by generations of French farmers and vintners has elevated it to an art form where technological advancement only enriches the old-school techniques.
Enjoy the evening indulging in cheese and other delicacies especially flown in from France. The Manila Hotel will prepare even more gastronomical delights, including exotic hors d’oeuvres, charcuterie, fresh oysters, a myriad of salad concoctions, the hot French and continental cuisine, the pastries and fabulous desserts which the hotel is patronized for.
Major Sponsor EDI Peugeot will showcase its signature cars, and Marithe’ + Francois Girbaud will punctuate the evening with a dazzling denim show by the Philippine All Star performers.
Major Partners of the event are: Banco De Oro Unibank, Inc., Lafarge Cement Services Philippines Inc., Total (Philippines) Corporation, Pacific Hemisphere Development Corporation, and Thales Australia Limited Philippine Branch Office.
Participating Partners are DataOne Asia Philippines Inc., Jones Lang Lasalle, JT International (Philippines) Inc., Oberthur Technologies, Powertech Asia Pacific, Inc., Schneider Electric, SDV Philippines, Inc., Sycip Gorres Velayo & Co., Le Cellier French Wine Selection, Qatar Airways, M Lhuillier Jewellers, AGS Four Winds International Movers, Jewelmer Joaillerie, Asian Eye Institute, El Nido Resorts, Coffral Access and Shoring, TraveLife Magazine and TraveLife TV, Dragonpay, The Manila Hotel, and Perennial Partner — The Embassy of France in the Philippines.
It is noted that Manila’s version of the wine festival is regarded as among the best with the grand food, entertainment and raffle it offers.
For those interested, book your ticket through the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry, by calling telephone number 02 4917708. You can also purchase tickets online at http://www.ccifrance-philippines.assetsdealer.com/
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