Tasting time: Beijing

By Jim Boyce

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Upcoming Beijing wine-related events

Thursday, April 10, 8 PM, Palette Vino Shunyi
Inaugural live jazz performance, RSVP with Leo at 8046-4461

Thursday, April 10, 6 PM, Carrefour (Shuangjing store), free
2008 Beijing April Wine Fair launch; wine tasting, live music, 20 percent discount on wines; to get an invitation, send your name, address, telephone number and email address to secretary_bjsj@carrefour.com; fair finishes April 27

Thursday, April 10, 7-8:30 PM, Amigo (Central Park), free
Coriole (Australia) wine event, by Top Cellar; RSVP with Cedric at marketing@topcellar.com.cn / 13439-467-514

Friday, April 11, 6:30 PM, Sequoia Cafe (Sanlitun), RMB100
Belgian beer and chocolate tasting (five of each) as Sequoia takes one-week break from wine; RSVP with Frank at frank.siegel@gmail.com / 13701-178-073

Saturday, April 12, 9 PM, La Baie des Anges
French 80s music night, with RMB20 glasses of wine (Pastis: RMB10; Tsing Tao: RMB15; watching my French friends slaughter pop songs: priceless).

Thursday, April 17, 7 PM, Palette Vino at Pekotan (Central Park, Building 12), members free; non-members RMB100
Six aromatic white wines, including Viognier (France, Australia), Torrontes (Argentina), Rulander (Austria), by Palette Wines; RSVP with Nancy Qi at nancy@palettewines.cn / 13811-182-462

Friday, April 18, 7 PM, Palette Vino Shunyi (Pinnacle Plaza), members free; non-members RMB100
Six aromatic white wines, including Viognier (France, Australia), Torrontes (Argentina), Rulander (Austria), by Palette Wines; RSVP with Leo Liu at leo@palettewines.cn / 8046-4461

Saturday, April 12, 19 & 26, venue TBA, 2-6 PM, RMB1900
Wine appreciation course, by Dragon Phoenix; three days includes tasting of 20 wines, ISO glasses, and guides; RSVP with Fongyee Walker at fongyee@longfengwines.com / 13522-147-340.

Thursday, April 24, 7-8:30 PM, Bento & Berries, free
Terramater (Chile) wine tasting, by Top Cellar; RSVP with Cedric at marketing@topcellar.com.cn / 13439-467-514

Thursday, May 8, 7-9 PM, Block 8’s Med, RMB100
Ladies Wine Club
, featuring Italian wines and five-course meal; contact Kristen at lum.kristen@gmail.comThursday, May 8, 7-8:30 PM, Amigo (Central Park), free
Raminara (Chile) wine festival, by Top Cellar; RSVP with Cedric at marketing@topcellar.com.cn / 13439-467-514

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


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