Tasting time: New Zealand, Sequoia, Mundo Vino

By Jim Boyce

Beijing will see a good crop of wine events over the next few days, with everything from the return of the Friday with Frank gatherings at Sequoia Cafe to a tour of New Zealand wine regions by The Wine Republic to a tasting of over 100 wines for RMB150 by Palette Wines (with 20 percent off on bottle sales). Looking ahead, Carrefour has slated its fall wine festival for late October while the Hilton is gearing up for its eleventh annual Food & Wine Experience in late November (click here for the long-term schedule). Here’s the lineup for the coming week…

Wednesday, October 15, 7-10:30 PM, Cafe Europe (Jianwai Soho, Building 15), RMB260
New Zealand wine dinner, with four wine-food pairings; by The Wine Republic; RSVP at events@thewinerepublic.com

Thursday, October 16, 7-8:30 PM, Amigo (Central Park), free
Chilean Wine Tasting, by Top Cellar, RSVP at www.topcellar.com.cn, marketing@topcellar.com.cn, or 13241-220-468.

Thursday, October 16, 7.30 PM, The Bookworm, RMB150
1000 miles from top to bottom; tasting of four New Zealand wines; by The Wine Republic; RSVP at events@thewinerepublic.com or 5869-7050

Thursday, October 16, 6:30 PM, Capital Club, RMB1088+15%
Bordeaux Cru Classe Autumn dinner, with 5 wines; by ASC Fine Wines; RSVP with Helen Lu at eventsbj@asc-wines.com / 6587-3803

Friday, October 17, 6:30 PM, Sequoia Cafe, RMB120
Margaret River tasting
, including Cabernet and Chardonnay blends; RSVP via E-vite; to get on the list, call Frank at 13701178073

Saturday, October 18, 5-6 PM, Pinotage, RMB60
Weekly tasting; by WineLink; RSVP with Chris at 13611-207-396 / chrisb@winelink.com.cn

Saturday, October 18, 1-6 PM, Palette Vino, RMB150
Mundo Vino; tasting of over 100 wines, 20% discounts of bottle purchases; by Palette Wines; RSVP with Dazz Ma at 8046-4461 / dazzling0828@hotmail.com

Note: See the long-term schedule. If you intend to attend any of the above events, it is best to confirm the details with the venue ahead of time. To get an event listed, send the details to beijingboyce@yahoo.com.

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