Beaujolais Nouveau is a wine party tradition in France celebrated all over the world held every year on the 3rd Thursday of November. Over 65 million bottles, nearly half of the region's total annual production, distributed and drunk around the world. It has become a worldwide race to be the first to serve to this new wine of the harvest.
However, due to the incident in Paris on 13th November, the Beaujolais Nouveau was postponed and the theme of the event was turned into a celebration of life and freedom, to the memory of the innocent victims and transform it to Fête de la Liberté.
The Indonesian-French Chamber of Commerce & Industry (IFCCI), organized the Fête de la Liberté on the occasion of Beaujolais Nouveau in Jakarta at the Sasono Mulyo Ballroom, Le Meridien Hotel Jakarta on Friday, 11 December 2015.
In a grand French atmosphere, IFCCI gathered dear friends, members and distinguished guests to cherish this year’s Beaujolais Nouveau and celebrate French culture, tradition, and cuisine. The event commenced with speeches by IFCCI’s Chairman, Mr. Philippe Augier, and French Consul Mr. Pierre - Antoinne Gounand, who welcomed everyone and made the first toast along with ambassadors and representatives of EU countries. The new Ambassador of EU, H.E. Mr. Vincent Guérend was also present to this event.
Lucky draw from sponsors highlighted the evening while taking the time to thank all guests and sponsors for coming out that night and supporting IFCCI. Congratulations to all the lucky winners who won round-trip tickets to Paris, provided by Air France.
Thank you to our main sponsors, Integrity Indonesia, and also SDV Logistics and Air France who supported IFCCI in shipping the Beaujolais wine directly from France to Indonesia. The event was also sponsored by Total E&P Indonesie, Danone Aqua, Museum Pasifika, and all the lucky draw sponsors. Without the support of these wonderful sponsors, the event would not have been such a huge success. The utmost gratitude is sent to all of the sponsors.
See you all again at Beaujolais Nouveau next year!