Prepare your palates for these upcoming events on the Beijing wine circuit. No surprise, Beaujolais Nouveau is the wine du jour -Â yes, it’s aÂ huge marketing gimmick, but the parties can be fun. For a change of pace, check out the Friday tasting at Sequoia Cafe (Sanlitun), which takes a break from wine this week andÂ has four differentÂ Aussie brews for 100 kuai. (Note: The list below is based on email from wine distributors and on that’s Beijing and Beijing Talk magazines. It’s best to double-check details with the organizer.)
November 1-18, Carrefour’s Shuang Jing store (5190-9589)
Autumn wine fair
November 13, 6:30-9 PM, Prego – The Westin Hotel, Financial Street (RMB150)
Allegrini wine tasting; wines include Soave DOC, Chardonnay IGT, Pinot Grigio IGT, Merlot IGT, Bardolino DOC, Valpolicella DOC, Valpolicella Classico DOC, â€œLa Grolaâ€ IGT, Amarone Classic; contact Claudia at firstname.lastname@example.orgÂ to RSVP.
November 15, Le Bistrot Parisien (RMB45 per glass, RMB198Â per bottle)Â
Beaujolais Nouveau festival, with French performances andÂ a meal by Chef Patrick Pontoizeau.Â Call 6417-8188 for details.
November 15, 6 PM, Le Baie des Anges (free)
Beaujolais Nouveau event.Â Call 6657-1605 for details.
November 15, 7 PM, Pekotan Deli & Wine -Â Central Park, Building 12 (RMB60)
Beaujolais Nouveau launch party by Palette Vino and Pekotan; Domaine du Penlois 2007. To RSVP, call 6533-6605 or email email@example.com.
November 15, 7-9 PM, The Bookworm (Advance: RMB100, includes three glasses of wine; at the door: RMB120)
Beaujolais Nouveau tasting by Metro and The Bookworm (tickets available at both places)
November 15, 7-10 PM, Kranzler’s Restaurant & Bar – Kempinski Hotel (RMB150)
Beaujolais Nouveau party by Kranzler’s and Summergate;Â Georges DuBoeuf 2007; call Jessie at 6562-5800 or Mary at 6465-3388, x4105 to RSVP.
November 16, 7 PM, My Humble House (RMB1100RMB)
Vega-Sicilia wine dinner, with Proprietor Pablo Alvarez and Chief Winemaker Javier Ausas; contact Sophie at 5165-5519, x208 or firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
November 16, 6:30 PM, Sequoia Cafe (RMB100, includes four bottles of beer, snacks)
Weekly Friday night tasting at Sequoia CafÃ© in Sanlitun. This week features Aussie beer: Victoria Bitter, Cascade Premium, Cascade Light and, from Tasmania,Â Boags. Join the e-vite list byÂ emailing Frank at email@example.com.
November 16,Â 6:30-8:30 PM,Â Bentos & Berries – Kerry CentreÂ (free)
Beaujolais Nouveau event by Top Cellar. Go here to reserve a spot.
November 16, 7 PM, Justine’s – Jianguo Hotel (RMB688+15%)
E. Guigal wine dinner at Justine’s, with chef Raphael Miloux; contact Dennis Zhang at firstname.lastname@example.org / 6418-1598, x130 for details.
November 17, 5:30 PM, China Lounge (RMB150)
FiveÂ American wines with canapes; contact Dennis Zhang at email@example.com / 6418-1598, x130 for details.
November 17, 7-9:30 PM, Cafe Europa (RMB250)
Free-flow Louis Jadot Beaujolais – Villages Nouveau; appetizers by Chef Tal. Contact Dennis Zhang at firstname.lastname@example.org / 6418-1598, x130 to RSVP.
November 22, 7 PM, Capones (RMB500)
“Wines around the World”; Capones and ASC Fine Wines teams upÂ with Chef Marco. Contact Dennis Zhang at email@example.com / 6418-1598, x130 to RSVP.
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