Beaujolais Nouveau 2017 event in Johannesburg
Every year, on the third Thursday of November, the people of France and fellow wine lovers all over the world celebrate the arrival of the Beaujolais Nouveau.
Beaujolais nouveau is an "early-to-market wine" that is produced from vineyards of Beaujolais in the Rhône-Alpes area.
It is the first wine from the 2017 harvest to be sold in France and in the world and it is a huge export success, with more than 12 million bottles sold all over the world. In South Africa, this event also marks the final event of the year for the French-South Africa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FSACCI) and allows its members to reflect on a successful year.
Mr. Emmanuel Suquet, Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of France in South Africa, accompanied by the Consul of France in Johannesburg Madame Sonia Doña Perez underlined the importance of this event to celebrate the strong relationship and vibrant business cooperation between France and South Africa.
“It highlights the dynamism of the French Business community and the good relations they have with their South-African partners. It is also the sign of the success of the French-South African Chamber of Commerce, which has launched many new initiatives to provide to their members new occasions of networking and of exchanging information about the opportunities and challenges French companies are facing in South Africa.”
This year, the event "Beaujolais Nouveau 2017" was hosted at Katy’s Palace Bar (Kramerville, Sandton) and was made possible by the generous contributions of many sponsors, including Bolloré Logistics and Paul.