Peter Wright

More bottle for your buck: Value vino in Shanghai

February 29, 2008 // 1 Comment

– By Peter Wright As a big wine drinker, it is pleasing to see an increasing number of Shanghai bars, restaurants, retailers and wholesalers hold wine tastings and wine promos or offer value-for-money wines by the glass. Winopete’s Shanghai picks for value are: 1. Sasha’s (corner of Hengshan and Dongping Roads, in the French Concession area) holds a wine buffet every Friday, when it’s an all-you-can drink deal from a selection of about a dozen wines from 5.30 p.m. – 9 p.m. for just RMB148. A lot of the wines are drinkable lower-end labels, with one or two nasty Nelly’s, […]

Tasting time: Shanghai

January 17, 2008 // 0 Comments

– By Peter Wright [Upcoming wine events in Shanghai] Commanderie de Bordeaux wine tasting and dinner A lavish dinner and French wine tasting will be held this Sunday 20th January at Kathleen 5‘s (325 Nanjing Xi Lu) from 6 PM by the Shanghai chapter of Commanderie de Bordeaux, a society of keen French wine drinkers. Wines to be served will include three vintages of Chateau Angelus, plus 14 St Emilion wines, including a couple of Pomerols. Cost for non-members is a paltry RMB1300 (members RMB1100). Please RSVP to: CDBSHANGHAI@yahoo.com.cn. Summergate Los Vascos wine tasting Summergate will hold a tasting of […]

Shanghai: The two best wine deals in town

November 20, 2007 // 1 Comment

By Peter Wright As a big wine drinker, it is pleasing to see an increasing number of bars, restaurants, retailers and wholesalers hold wine tastings, wine promos or offer value-for-money wines by the glass. However, two places stand out way ahead of the pack. They are: (1) Sasha’s (corner of Hengshan and Dongping Roads), which holds a wine buffet every Friday, when it’s an all-you-can drink deal from a selection of about a dozen wines from 6.30-9 PM for just RMB148. A lot of the wines are drinkable lower end labels, with one or two nasty Nelly’s, but most weeks […]

Grape Wall of China 2.0: Peter Wright

November 14, 2007 // 1 Comment

Grape Wall of China will soon begin including contributions from ten people involved in the Greater China wine scene as academics, winemakers, distributors, educators or consumers. To kick things off, I will post a profile each day. (For more China wine info, join the Grape Wall of China group on Facebook and/or sign up for my free e-newsletter by emailing beijingboyce@yahoo.com with “sign me up” in the subject line.) Today’s profile: Peter Wright Main focus: Shanghai wine scene Photo of “Winopete” to come “Peter Wright – aka ‘Winopete’ – is one of the most tightwad tipplers in town and spends more […]