Jennie Garth, current contestant on ABC's hit show "Dancing with the Stars" and former "Beverly Hills, 90210" star, flipped the switch lighting Paris Las Vegas' 50-story replica of the Eiffel Tower red at 12 midnight on the morning of Thursday, November 15th. Garth's appearance launched a week of Beaujolais Nouveau festivities celebrating the release of the 2007 wine.
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 latest wine of the harvest. More than 65 million bottles of Beaujolais Nouveau will be consumed in the months to follow.