Wet your whistle: Upcoming Beijing wine events

By Jim Boyce

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Upcoming Beijing tastings

March 12, 7 PM, Cafe Europa, RMB150
Mount Langi Ghiran tasting, by The Wine Republic; four wines with “tasting plates”; RSVP with Joseph Kiang at Cafe Europa (5869-5663).

March 13, 7 PM, L’isola, RMB898
Pio Cesare wine dinner, by Torres, with fourth-generation proprietor Pio Boffa; RSVP with Sophie at 5165-5519, x208 / sophie@torres.com.cn.

March 14, 6:30 PM, Sequoia Café (Sanlitun), RMB150
Pinot Noir blind tasting, with appetizers; RSVP with Frank at frank.siegel@gmail.com.

March 15, Blu Lobster, RMB1788
Chateau Cos d’Estournel dinner, by ASC, with Cos d’Estournel CEO Jean Guillaume Prats; RSVP by calling Blu Lobster at 6841-2211, x6728.

March 20, 7 PM, Grill Restaurant (Radisson SAS), RMB588
Kendall-Jackson wine dinner, by ASC, with Jackson Asia-Pacific Regional Director Jack Cook; RSVP by contacting Helen Lu (ASC) at 6418-1598, x226, or Daisy Wang (Radisson) at 5922-3152.

March 26, 6:30 PM, Aria (China World), RMB1200
Riedel wine tasting dinner, by ASC, with company CEO Maximilian Riedel; 4 wines; participants take home 4 Riedel glasses; RSVP by contacting Helen Lu (ASC) at 6418-1598, x226.

Note: To get an wine event listed, send the event information, preferably in text format, to beijingboyce@yahoo.com.

Upcoming China trade shows

Shanghai China International Wine Exposition, 10 AM-5 PM, March 14-16, Shanghai Mart*

Wine Culture China, March 16 -18, China World Trade Center* (does anyone know anything about last year’s show? I hear this event is focused more on olive oil than on wine)

Vinexpo Asia-Pacific 2008, 9:30 AM-6:30 PM, May 27-29, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center

* A hat tip to Ricardo D for sending me these links.

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