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Fifty kuai, all you can try: 60-bottle tasting by ‘cool climate’ importer Wine Republic

Posted on | January 19, 2013 | No Comments

Sipping and spitting at the last Wine Republic tasting

Sipping and spitting at the last Wine Republic tasting

By Jim Boyce

If you didn’t make it to the last Wine Republic mini-portfolio tasting / guzzle fest — at Switch! in Beijing last month — you get a second chance today. This importer / distributor will have more than 60 wines available for sampling at Flamme, with all bottles available at half price, according to a flyer sent out by the company.

The event runs from 3 PM to 6 PM. The entry fee is rmb50 and gets you a gift certificate of equal value at Flamme, which I believe would be wisely invested in a Maker’s Mark Manhattan.

Wine Republic specializes in “cool climate” wines. Not sure what’s on offer today but recommend trying any of the Austrian wines, as this company has one of the better lineups in China.

Also of note, for those who plan to stick around for dinner at Flamme, there is no corkage on any wines you buy at today’s Wine Republic sale, including with the rmb399 chef’s recommended menu, which includes chicken barley soup, a 220-gram Australian Wagyu sirloin, and pumpkin pie with vanilla ice cream.

One of China's better Austrian wine portfolios

One of China’s better Austrian wine portfolios

All you can try for 50 kuai.

All you can try for 50 kuai.


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