Beaujolais Nouveau Day takes place on the third Thursday of November and celebrates the end of harvest and first wine of the season. The super gulpable “new” wines made from freshly-fermented Gamay are built for pure pleasure. For better or worse, the instant-gratification fruitiness of Beaujolais Nouveau has become a bit of a stereotype for all Gamay, and it has taken decades for the grape to shed this reputation and regain seriousness amongst the snobbiest of wine-drinkers.
But we’re not snobby. As such, we’ve decided to throw a tiki wine bash here at the bar. We know what you’re thinking… Camerata’s a wine bar with no (legal) access to rum and no extravagant tiki cups. But much like Beaujolais Nouveau itself, the idea of Camerata embracing Tiki culture is delightfully kitschy. We’re ready for some Gamay-soaked frivolity.
Here’s a quick list of what we’ve got lined up…
- Beaujolais Nouveau
- The Gang of Four — all by the glass.
- Porróns of Camerata’s Specialty Sangria
- Angostura Ice Luge
- Ridiculous Straws and copious Cocktail Umbrellas
We’re also gonna have the party-boys from Scribe Winery come spin records and pour their own Pinot Noir Nouveau late night. All your favorite Camerata sommeliers will be decked out in our best Tommy Bahama garb. So bust out your Hawaiian shirt and grass skirt and come drink some Beaujolais Nouveau with us!
Our very own Sean spent the summer traversing the vineyards and cellars of Austria and has returned to share his discoveries from one of Europe’s most innovative and under-appreciated wine regions. Reflecting a vinous tradition that extends far beyond the ubiquitous Grüner Veltliner and world-renowned Riesling, Sean will take us on a tour from the ancient stone terraces rising above the banks of the Danube to the rolling, verdant hills of Styria in the south, with pit stops in the emergent red wine regions of Burgenland along the way. With a dizzying array of wines made from scary sounding indigenous varieties like Blaufränkisch and Zweigelt, Austrian wine can sometimes seem like a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. Our resident expert will pull back the curtains on one of the best kept secrets in the world of wine and prove that you should never let an umlaut get in the way of a good glass of wine.
Seats are limited, so buy your ticket(s) now to learn what many of the world’s most respected wine professionals have been saying for years–Austrian wine is indisputably world class and has never been better than it is today!
Let us help you cross some presents off your Christmas shopping list. Apologies for the rude awakening but it is time to start thinking about the season of gift giving!
Camerata will be holding our annual retail sale for you to taste, shop, and then take home and wrap. In case you didn’t attend last year, our annual retail sale is a chance to offer badass, Camerata-worthy wine at minimal markup. Best of all, you can sample the wines before you buy them!
Buy one bottle, two bottles, or let us help you put together a mixed case. Just don’t pop them all before NYE!
Camerata will be open on Christmas Eve for an evening full of wine-soaked merriment! The bar will operate with standard hours and will serve:
- Mulled Wine: Heartily spiced wine, served hot in the traditional European style!
- Paulie’s Cookies with Wine Pairings: We’ll have a full menu of Paulie’s Cookies and have the perfect wine pairing to accompany each different style!
We look forward to seeing you on the 24th!
It’s been a rough year, full of fires, floods, earthquakes, and tweets. Join us as we bid 2017 sayonara and look forward to 2018. For New Year’s Eve, Camerata will celebrate with the following activities:
- A world-tour of Sparkling Wine, with stops in France, Spain, the United States, South America, and more! From grower Champagne to Pet-Nat, we’ll have plenty of bubbles!
- $2 Boilermakers (Underberg and Miller High Life… the Champagne of Beers!)
- In Spanish tradition, as we approach the countdown, each attendee will be offered twelve grapes to symbolize the subsequent twelve months. Eat them as the clock strikes midnight to ensure an entire year of good luck!