Beijing wine bar boom: Shunyi, China View, The Place, Gongti West

Wine shops continue to pop up about the city. Here are a few recent additions – and more are on the way.

The Cellar Lounge opened in Shunyi (Piazza Cafe Courtyard) on Saturday. One of the suppliers posted about the place: “Wine lovers now have a spiritual home in Shunyi. The Cellar Lounge stocks a great range of hard to find (forget Jenny lous or Carrefor) international wines at affordable prices.” Hours of operation: 11 AM to 10 PM. The focus is on wines from smaller importers, with around 300 on offer from RMB80 per bottle. As for the “spiritual home in Shunyi” part, uh, let’s not forget Palette Vino.

Some other recent openings:

  • AOZ in China View, which I covered in this post and is practically across the street from fellow wine bar Big 9.
  • Enoteca in The Place – after a bumpy first few weeks it looks like things have stabilized there.
  • Sam’s on Workers Stadium West. I hope to visit here soon to grab some cheese in the retail section on the first floor and then head upstairs and try a bottle or two of wine.

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