The best way to learn about wine is to taste, taste, and taste some more. Here are two events this weekend that will let you do that with minimal cost:
1. Palette Wines will hold a tasting of 50 different wines on Saturday, January 17, from 2-9 PM, at its new shop near Dongsi Shitao. This is good value given that Palette has a consistently good portfolio. Bottles are available for takeaway at 15 percent off. The entry fee is RMB80. Register with Diego at firstname.lastname@example.org / 13801-295-504.
Note: Again, the tasting is at the Dongsi Shitao shop, not at the originally planned venue in Central Plan
2. French Wine Paradox will hold the third edition of its “I am a Paradox” series, with 50 percent off all wines at the event, on Sunday, January 18, at Ginkgo from 6 PM. I enjoyed the first event because of the “try before you buy” angle and because I met some fun fellow wine fans. It is first come, first served, and there is no entry fee, though registration is necessary (see here). For more information, contact Charles Carrard at 13439-44 1-103 or Eric Wang at 138 11-92 1-840.
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