Holiday warm-up: 100 wines for 100 kuai, and more

Here are a few wine tastings over the next few days to get you warmed up for Christmas:

December 22
Let the holiday spirit pour forth as Palette Wines holds a tasting of more than 100 wines for 100 kuai. The Christmas Wine Bazaar is Saturday, 2 PM to 7 PM, on the second floor of the Central Park banquet hall (apparently, the hall is in the center of Central Park). There is a 15 percent discount on purchases made at this event. Some constructive criticism – Palette, for the love of Santa Claus, please give us more warning when you hold an event of this size and value!

December 21
On Friday, Sequoia Café in Sanlitun will hold a tasting of Ridge Wines from California. Organizer Frank Siegel writes, “If you need a change from the ‘value for money’ wines found at the hypermarket, this is the event for you.” The event starts at 6:30 PM, costs 150 kuai and includes tasting samples, snacks, and entry into a draw for “The Oxford Companion to Wine.” RSVP with

December 20
Join Aromes and Vinotheca on Thursday for a tasting of eight wines – Viognier, Cotes du Rhone, Petit Mansberg and more. The event starts at 7 PM at the French Cultural Center and costs 50 kuai. There is a 15 percent discount on purchases made at this event. RSVP with

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