July 2007

A Shovel-full of your finest, please

July 29, 2007 // 2 Comments

According to this story, Earth-eating Girl Tilts At Guinness Record, an Inner Mongolian woman has her stomach set on eating dirt for two months: The girl, called Wuqibalaqiqige, became a minor celebrity after the media broadcast stories about her [...]

Excellence in the Garden of Delights

July 27, 2007 // 0 Comments

It seems China World Hotel’s Aria isn’t the only local establishment being recognized by Wine Spectator. Wangfujing-based Garden of Delights – which has one of our city’s more spectacular interior designs – reports that [...]

Wine Spectator ranks Aria’s wine high

July 24, 2007 // 0 Comments

Word has it that China World Hotel bar Aria will be recognized in Wine Spectator magazine’s August issue as having one of the world’s best wine lists. I’ll have more on this in the coming week. The recognition comes on the heels of [...]

Winery tour: Taillan in photos

July 21, 2007 // 0 Comments

Pictures, pictures, pictures – that’s my friend Kraft-D’s advice for this blog. Last night, I dug up a few dozen from a November 2005 trip to Taillan, a winery just outside Beijing. Sequoia Cafe owner Frank Siegel and the American [...]

A taste of Australia

July 21, 2007 // 0 Comments

I popped over to The Wine Cellar (Henderson Center, 3F) and met Garry Anderson, who is with both Auswine Alliance and Beijing GLP, which are representing Australian family-owned vineyards. Garry plans to open a few bottles of wine each Thursday [...]

Interview: “The Frank”

July 18, 2007 // 1 Comment

Some know him for opening one of Beijing’s first non-hotel bars – the creatively named Frank’s Place (1990). Some know him for his later establishment – John Bull Pub. And yet others know him as the Tuesday night quizmaster. [...]
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