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Join BYT this Wednesday as we celebrate the “est arrivé!” of Beaujolais with 1905. Party starts at 9:30 and the Dionysian glee (read: wine flowing like a goddamn river) begins at the stroke of midnight when the first bottles are opened. While you wait you can: partake in fabulous drink specials, do your finest impression of Bridget Bardot in “And God Created Woman,” and find a dark corner to make out in (1905’s ambiance facilitates these sort of interactions). All three are highly encouraged. Tickets are $10 and include the free purple drank we will be showering upon you at midnight. Get ’em early; if you’re a Beaujolais veteran you know that this event gets crowded very quickly and the door is going to be first come first served. PRESALE IS OVER, SO JUST GET THERE EARLY!


What exactly is Beaujolais Nouveau?
A couple of years ago I broke it down for you in painstaking detail, complete with carbonic maceration references galore. The basics are thus: Beaujolais Nouveau is a fresh, young wine that can be drunk at Thanksgiving dinner or really anytime. It’s celebrated because no bottles – zero! – can be opened prior to midnight on the third Thursday of November. Once the clock strikes midnight all purple-soaked fun begins.


When should I drink Beaujolais Nouveau?
Beaujolais Nouveau can be paired with Thanksgiving dinner, but it really shines in the spring. Buy some bottles now (after you chug two early Thursday morning, of course) and store it until April and May. But don’t keep it longer than a year! This young wine doesn’t age well, and like the hottie you will bring home from 1905, she starts out youthful and fresh, only to end up a bitter hag by morning.

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My snobby wine-loving friend hates on Beaujo. Are they right?
No. Your friend is a pretentious douche-bag, the scourge of true wine lovers everywhere. There’s a time and a place to drink Beaujolais (that time and place? Wednesday, 9:30 at 1905). It’s a fruity, easily drinkable wine that gets no respect. Its cousin Burgundy gets all the good press because they use Pinor Noir grapes instead of Gamay, the Beaujolais’ choice. But really? That’s the difference between the two: the grape. They are from very similar regions with similar soil and temperature. Oh what a difference a grape makes.


In the interest of fairness you will find alternative events below. Will they be full of wine? Of course. Will the wine taste as good as it does at 1905? Hard to say. Will there be yé-yé, indiscriminate making out, and the best hangover of your life on Thursday morning? No. Only BYT can bring you these things. Répondez s’il vous plait!