By Jim Boyce
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 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 14, 6:30 PM, Sequoia CafÃ© (Sanlitun), RMB150
Pinot Noir blind tasting, with appetizers; RSVP with Frank at email@example.com.
March 15, Blu Lobster, RMB1788
Chateau Cos dâ€™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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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