Actor Lance Bass Lights Eiffel Tower Red at Paris Las Vegas to Launch Beaujolais Nouveau Celebration

Lance Bass flipped the switch lighting Paris Las Vegas’ 50-story replica of the Eiffel Tower red to launch the weekend of Beaujolais Nouveau festivities celebrating the release of the 2008 wine.  Bass’s appearance launched a week of special events, tastings and unique Beaujolais Nouveau pairings.

The first cask of wine was delivered to the resort via air by Stars and Stripes Air Tours and received by Georges Duboeuf Can-Can dancers. With the assistance of Yann Bourigault, Duboeuf Export Director, Bass lit the Eiffel Tower kicking-off the celebration. This year Paris Las Vegas has partnered with Georges Duboeuf, the number one producer of Beaujolais wines in the world.

Honoring the long tradition regulated by French law, Beaujolais Nouveau is released no sooner than the third Thursday of November, when it is ready for consumption just six weeks after the harvest. Thus, at one minute past midnight, huge celebrations are held all over the world to taste the first wine of the harvest.

Be one of the first to taste the delicious result of this year’s harvest at complimentary wine tastings.

Paris Las Vegas and Georges Duboeuf will offer samples of the 2008 Beaujolais Nouveau to guests and patrons at a special lobby bar November 20th, 21st and 22nd from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. The acclaimed Michelin-rated Eiffel Tower Restaurant will host a complimentary tasting open to the public on Friday, November 21 from noon to 3 p.m. Paris Las Vegas’ signature Les Artistes Steakhouse will host a special Beaujolais Nouveau wine tasting event not-to-be-missed.

Saturday, November 22 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Georges Duboeuf will offer a selection of their famed French wines in addition to the 2008 Beaujolais Nouveau. Representatives from Duboeuf will be on hand to meet and greet. The Award-Winning Paris Las Vegas culinary team has created a special menu featuring live cooking stations and assorted petite French pastry selections. Live music will create a festive atmosphere. Tickets are $30 (all inclusive) and can be purchased at the Paris Box Office or by calling 1-877-374-7469. Three of the resort’s signature restaurants – Mon Ami Gabi, Les Artistes Steakhouse and Le Provencal – will feature special wine pairings and wine offerings throughout the celebration.

Rock ‘n Roll Wine, known for its signature high-energy wine events, will host a Beaujolais Nouveau-themed wine tasting.

Friday evening, November 21, inside Risqué, the nightclub at Paris Las Vegas. Scheduled from 7 to 10 p.m., the event will feature live music and a unique assortment of delicious world wines including Beaujolais Nouveau. Tickets may be purchased by visiting or calling 702-240-3066. All wine events and samplings will be available to guests age 21 or older.

Paris Las Vegas is a Harrah’s Entertainment resort. From its dramatic 50-story replica of the Eiffel Tower to authentic architectural reproductions, elegant décor and superb convention facilities, to its fine cuisine, European-inspired boutiques and world-class entertainment – Paris Las Vegas celebrates the romance, excitement and savoir-faire of the European City of Light.

Georges Duboeuf is the largest producer of Beaujolais in the world and the number one French wine brand in the US. Georges currently represents over 400 winegrowers in the region.

Stars & Stripes Air Tours provides guests with a breathtaking helicopter view of the quintessential sites of the Southwest. Family owned and operated for more than 30 years, and having flown more than 140,000 flights, Stars & Stripes Air Tours is known for first class quality.