French-American Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Chapter, the Alliance Française de Detroit/French Institute of Michigan and the Alliance Française de Grosse Pointe to host Beaujolais Nouveau ‘first wine of the harvest’ celebration on Nov. 19 in Birmingham

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Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications, 248.260.8466, babara@eafocus.com; Stephanie Salvadero, French-American Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Chapter, 313.701.8294; salvaderos.faccmi@gmail.com

Detroit, Mich. — Nov. 4, 2015 — The French-American Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Chapter (FACC Michigan), the Alliance Française de Detroit/French Institute of Michigan and the Alliance Française de Grosse Pointe will host a Beaujolais Nouveau Day celebration on Thursday, Nov. 19 at The Stand Gastro Bistro in Birmingham. Beaujolais Nouveau is a red wine produced in the Beaujolais region of France. France recognizes Beaujolais Nouveau Day on the third Thursday in November and celebrates the first wine of the harvest with great fanfare, including fireworks, festivals and parties. Under French law, the first wine of the season is released at 12:01 a.m., just weeks after the wine’s grapes have been harvested.

The event includes a Georges DeBoeuf Beaujolais Nouveau wine bar and a French-inspired menu. Cedric Ballarin, FACC Michigan president and a vice president in the Michigan headquarters of France-based Faurecia, shared his enthusiasm for the upcoming event.

“We look forward to a festive Beaujolais Nouveau Day, celebrating with our friends of the Alliance Française de Detroit/French Institute of Michigan and the Alliance Française de Grosse Pointe, and also welcoming guests who share our love of French food and wine and want to learn more about French-affiliated organizations in SE Michigan,” Ballarin said.

The FACC Michigan Beaujolais Nouveau Day celebration is from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Stand Gastro Bistro at 34977 Woodward Avenue in Birmingham and includes a French-themed strolling dinner of French appetizers, cheeses, charcuterie and desserts. Tickets are $45 for FACC Michigan and Alliance members and $55 for non-members. To purchase tickets, register online. For questions, please contact Stephanie Salvadero, executive director of FACC Michigan, at salvaderos.faccmi@gmail.com.

About the French-American Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Chapter
The Michigan Chapter of the French-American Chamber of Commerce (FACC Michigan) is a member of the French-American Chamber of Commerce – the oldest bilateral chamber of commerce in the United States, comprised of 21 chapters in major cities across the nation representing more than 5,000 member organizations. The FACC is a non-profit, non-political organization dedicated to the development of commercial relations between French and American businesses. Learn more at www.faccmi.org.

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