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Be there tonight when Denton Community Theatre uncorks the city’s first batch of Beaujolais Nouveau — a wine that isn’t famous for being “fine” in the gourmet sense, but for being fun. The vintage is the first crush of France’s Beaujolais wine country.

Beaujolais & More shows love for Campus Theatre

Denton Community Theatre will present the annual Beaujolais & More wine tasting at 5:30 p.m. today at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St.

Each fall, the wine tasting celebrates the first crush of the Beaujolais wine region in France. The unboxing of Beaujolais Nouveau bottles is celebrated on the third Thursday of November. The wine is a fruity, light red wine meant to be drunk young. (Beaujolais Nouveau doesn’t get better with age — it just tastes “off” if it sits too long, according to sommeliers.)

Beaujolais Nouveau parties are held around the globe to celebrate the flavors and joy the later harvests will bring.

In Denton, patrons celebrate the wine tonight along with goodies dished up by more than 20 area restaurants.

Beaujolais & More is the only fundraiser for the historic Campus Theatre, the performance venue for Denton Community Theatre, Music Theatre of Denton, the Tejas Storytelling Association, Thin Line Film Fest and more. The old movie theater was renovated to be the premier community performing arts space and, with its towering neon marquee, the belle of downtown Denton.

Admission costs $25 at the door.

— Lucinda Breeding


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