At one past midnight, on the third Thursday of each November the anticipated Beajolais Nouveau arrives! Today is just that day and throughout Manhattan retail stores and restaurants will be sampling this year's offerings. Click below the jump for a list of local events: September Wines (100 Ludlow @ Stanton); a free tasting of Cru Beaujolais v. Beaujolais Nouveau. (This is a unique chance to see the difference between the two.) Thirst Wine Merchants (187 De Kalb, Brooklyn); a free tasting of Beaujolais Nouveau. Mr. Duboeuf, of the famed Duboeuf property will be pouring at Sherry-Lehmann (679 Madison btwn 60th & 61st St.), from 3:30pm to 5pm today. (free) The French Institute Alliance Francaise is offering a comprehensive walk around food and Beaujolais tasting. Tickets are $40 for members and $55 for non-members Le Jardin Bistro (25 Cleveland @ Kenmare St.) is offering all you can drink Beaujolais for $12 plus the purchase of one entree. In addition, they have a delightful prix fixe tonight for $45/plate. Other prix fixe menus can be found at: Brasserie (100 E. 53rd @ Lexington), Brasserie 8 1/2 (9 W. 56th btwn 5th & 6th) & Cafe Centro (200 Park @ 45th). The Tribeca favorite, Capsouto Fr'res, will also be pouring Beaujolais all night long. Salut!