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SYMHM: DCWEEK Starts, Beaujolais on Way, Historic Kameny House

by Borderstan.com November 4, 2011 at 8:00 am 2 Comments

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DCWEEK Starts Today

The opening party is tonight at the Black Cat, but it’s not too late to RSVP to the party or learn about what DCWEEK is, for that matter. DCWEEK is a week-long festival that brings designers, entrepreneurs, developers and social media junkies together for a series of presentations, events and programs. Attendance ranges from free (Bronze Badge, which is for keynotes and presentations, but not parties) to Gold ($100 for all free events, Opening and Closing Parties and Tech Cocktail). There is way too much cool stuff to list out here, so just go check out the site and meet up with the other aspiring ‘mavens’ of the online world.

Beaujolais at 1905 — Coming Soon

Beaujolais Nouveau has a rabid cult following, despite its young red wine taste (read: more like a white). It’s a great wine marketing story, but the really sweet part is 1905′s deal for dinner and popping bottles. You can have a four-course French dinner for $50 and the party (with wine starting at midnight as per traditional requirements of Beaujolais) at $10. It’s co-sponsored with Brightest Young Things, who will have 50 pre-sale tickets. It always sells out, so get your tickets early. BTW, for those of you not obsessed with French wine, it’s next Wednesday, November 16.

National Park Service Designates Kameny House ‘Historic Place’

The National Park Service listed the home of Frank Kameny, the late local gay rights activist, as a historic place in an announcement on Wednesday. The residence at 5020 Cathedral Avenue, N.W was listed in recognition of the ‘historic significance’ of his work on LGBT rights. The Washington Blade has the story, along with the details of the designation.

Comments (2)

  1. Reg. Beaujolais – if by “tradion” you mean law 😉

  2. Indeed!
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaujolais_Nouveau
    From Wikipedia entry: “Beaujolais Nouveau is made from the Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc grape, better known simply as Gamay. The grapes must come from the Beaujolais AOC, with those of the ten “cru” appellations excluded. By law, all grapes in the region must be harvested by hand, reflecting the practice of making with wine using carbonic maceration, whole berry fermentation which emphasizes fruit flavors without extracting bitter tannins from the grape skins. The wine is then pasteurized[citation needed] to prevent secondary malolactic fermentation and is ready to drink just 6–8 weeks after the harvest.
    Around 49 million liters[citation needed] of Beaujolais Nouveau are produced each year, making up nearly half of the region’s total wine production. About half of this is exported, with Germany and Japan the biggest markets, followed by the USA.”

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