New French embassy to open in Skipton

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The traditional diplomatic centre for the UK will always be London.

The “Ambassade du Beaujolais” - Beaujolais Embassy - is opening in Skipton at Le Bistro des Amis.

The President of the “Confrérie du Beaujolais”, Paul Fourichon and his delegation are travelling fom their HQ in Villefranche sur Saône to assist in this grand opening where 4 “compagnons” (associates) will be presented as ambassadors of Beaujolais wine. Their motto is “vuidons les tonneaux”, translated as “let’s empty the barrels” - a drinking cry that is reiterated at every reunion.

A spokesman said: “This is a unique opportunity to discover one of the best wine regions in the world.”