A Beaujolais tasting tour of Paris is not for the weak of heart nor for the low of tolerance, but for the brave and foolhardy it is an excellent and unique way to explore the city and participate in some great free tastings.
Pictured here: Le Vin en Tête, a small chain of Parisian wine shops, led the celebrations this year. Each location offered "dégustations" of four varieties of Beaujolais Nouveau as well as an accompanying assortment of bread and charcuterie.
At their main wine bar, employees and customers worked together to fill bottles with Beaujolais Nouveau straight from the barrel. Inside, free tastings of the new vintage were offered while speakers blasted disco music, and an employee served up free cups of French onion soup from a large pot outside the bar.
Le Vin en Tête
53 rue Saint-Placide
Click through for more examples of key places to head for Beaujolais tastings in Paris, in 2012 and beyond. Also see our feature, Top Paris Wine Bars, for more suggestions.